Observe the infant during face-to-face interaction with an adult and during daily routines.
Adult talks to the infant during interaction.
The infant uses tongue, throat, and lip movements to experiment with sounds. Vowel sounds are predominant.
Emphasize the importance of talking to the infant, modeling and imitating sounds. Infants can imitate mouth movements when modeled slowly.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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