Observe the child with the parents during daily routines and with siblings, peers, or others.
No elicitation needed.
Begins choosing gender-preferred toys (trucks, blocks, etc. for boys; dolls, kitchen, etc. for girls), although plays with all toys.
Depending on family preferences, the child can be encouraged to play with non-gender specific toys. However, gender preferences will undoubtedly develop.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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