Observe the adult talking to the child about familiar nearby objects.
Remind the adult not to point at the object named. The infant is to look at the object rather than the adult’s finger.
The infant looks at objects that are nearby and commonly named (e.g., bottle, blanket, sister or brother).
The child learns the names of people and labels for objects first. Tell early childhood educators and parents to watch the child’s visual search and eye gaze as they mention specific items. This will show them what the child understands.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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