Observe the child and an adult playing together.
No elicitation needed.
The infant indicates the toys she wants by pointing and reaching.
Help early childhood educators and parents understand the importance of noticing the way the child is communicating and responding to the child’s efforts: • Imitation of sounds and actions is the infant’s way of saying, “I want to do that too.” • Protesting with vocalizations implies, “I don’t like that.” • Pointing means, “I want that” or “I want to know what that is called.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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