More Than Baby Talk

More Than Baby Talk

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This guide illustrates 10 practices teachers can use to promote turn-taking and back-and-forth vocalizations in conversations. One of the strategies mentioned is responding to young children’s verbal and nonverbal communication with words. Teachers can initiate one-on-one conversations and can encourage back-and-forth vocalizations by asking multiple questions about a child’s interests.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool

Part of: Practice Opportunities

Topic: Language Facilitation and Support

Category: Category 2: Teacher-Child Interactions | Subcategory: Category 2: Language Facilitation and Support | Measure: P-LFS-08: Engages in Conversations