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Oct 29, 2019

You will notice your child has a favorite sound they use in babbling.

You can start to introduce the next step of imitation skills, but don’t expect your child to imitate consistently at this level.

Joyce describes how she shaped the wiggly game, which included vocal imitation, with her grandson Oliver. See the blog post and video.

Today’s activity: Use your child’s favorite sound to initiate vocal play. Make the sound and wait for a response. Accept any kind of response, and continue to model the sound.

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