Observe the child in play with the adult or another child.
The child may spontaneously use pronouns or answer “what” questions. If not, the adult can elicit these by using them in play. For example, ask, “What do you want to play with?” During block building the adult might say, “My turn.” “Your turn.” When the blocks fall, the adult can say, “That makes me sad!”
The child responds to or uses pronouns appropriately.
Encourage parents to use pronouns as they do daily activities with their child. For example, “My water; your water.” “Your turn; my turn.” “This cup’s yours and this one is mine.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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