Observe the child with the parents during daily routines.
Ask the parent to let the child help with tasks (give the child a wet sponge and plastic plate, help take clothing out of the dryer, etc.)
The child imitates the parent’s actions.
Encourage parents to let their child help with daily activities. This provides an opportunity to label objects and increase vocabulary. Interaction during the activity can help develop turn-taking and sharing skills. The infant is also learning self-help skills that will contribute to later independence.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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