Watch parent-infant face-to-face interaction and baby-environment engagement.
No elicitation is needed. Parents will naturally talk to their baby. The baby will also naturally observe the environment.
The baby stares at the parents face (specifically the eyes) and then looks away for a break. When not in face-to-face interaction, the baby stares at close objects.
Help parents understand the importance of face-to-face communication. This is the infant’s first communication and such interaction builds attachment to the parent. Encourage parents to talk to their baby, give wait time for the infant to listen and look, then talk again.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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