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Teachers will encourage individual children to pretend to have a conversation on the phone in this activity. Caregivers can reply to a baby’s babbles, and then pause to encourage the baby to continue “talking.” Practitioners can initiate and model conversations with toddlers by asking open-ended questions and waiting for a response. At least one person in the conversation should get three turns to talk.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler

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