Think about the infants or toddlers in your care. Using the Language and Communication Developmental Milestones Chart along with the Thinking About Communication Activity, highlight what you notice about their development in addition to how you respond.
|What I Know About Communication Development at This Age||My Observation||My Response and Possible Ways I Support Development|
Ada, 6 months
Responds to voices (smile, coo, babble).
Ada makes eye contact and coos while I’m changing her diaper.
After Ada coos, I coo back while making eye contact with her.
Jenny, 6 years old
Children respond to open-ended questions (what did you do at home over the weekend?).
Jenny currently uses short phrases (one to two words) or gestures to respond to open-ended questions.
I ask Jenny open-ended questions about her day at kindergarten or about her interests multiple times during the day, to promote her use of longer sentences when answering questions.
I model developmentally appropriate language for Jenny.