Observe the infant when the adult is making requests: Give me… Where is…? Show me… Put it down.
The adult makes a request of the child as part of natural play and interactions.
The infant understands the adult’s request without gestures and follows through with “Get the…” “Give me…” (familiar object).
Help parents know that making a request of the child that the child fulfills is an opportunity to build the child’s confidence and reinforce his efforts. Encourage parents to talk to the child about how hard he is trying.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
©2015 by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.