Observe the child with the parent and peers.
No elicitation needed for the play. When play is over have the parent tell the children it is time to clean up.
The child will observe the peer and imitate what the child is doing. (Conflicts may also arise over toys.) The child may also offer a toy and take turns.
The child still needs the adult’s attention, but is able to go back-and-forth between toys and different people. The child is also expanding his understanding of roles. He is participating in chores and daily routines.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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