Observe the infant during face-to-face interaction with the parent.
The parent talks to and smiles at the infant.
The infant makes noises in response to the parents’ smiles.
Help parents understand that their facial expressions are part of communication. Infants respond to facial expressions before they respond to words.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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