Think about the infants or toddlers in your care. Using the handout, More Than Baby Talk, choose a strategy to support the infants or toddlers in your care. Highlight what you notice about their development in addition to how they respond. Next, think about what you could do to further support their communication development.
|Infant or Toddler, Age||Strategy||My Observation||My Response and Possible Ways I Support Development|
Be a Commentator
Nicholas is looking at the handwashing photos we have posted near the mirror above the sink. He says, “Wash hands.”
I respond, “You’re looking at the photos to show you how to wash your hands. You’re doing it all by yourself!” Nicholas looks at me and smiles. I respond, “You’re smiling, Nicholas! I imagine you feel very proud. You washed your hands all by yourself!”