Observe the infant’s eye movements in face-to-face interaction with the parent. Watch the child’s reactions to other people when they are talking to him.
No elicitation needed.
The infant now looks at not only the eyes and hair, he scans the nose, mouth, and other features of the face. This is repeated with unfamiliar adults as well.
Help parents understand that children are studying the characteristics of people and objects. This leads to them being able to determine which categories things fit into: people, animals, vehicles, etc. They are putting together the aspect of what makes “a thing a thing.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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