Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Resources for parents who want to help their child's communication development. Learn more at

Nov 30, 2019

Send your questions to

Your child will learn to invite you to look at something when you interpret their glance as an invitation to pay attention to what they are holding or looking at.

Today's activity: Act interested and animated when your child shows you something. Shape your...

Nov 29, 2019

Share your child’s attention instead of distracting from it. Your child needs to learn there’s enjoyment in sharing attention.

After you establish this shared enjoyment, you’ll be able to share more of your ideas and actions during shared attention,

Today's activity: Notice what your child is paying attention to....

Nov 28, 2019

Joint attention is when both people are sharing attention toward some other object or activity.

Joint attention is achieved by the end of this level. Your child will look at an object when you point and say, “Look.” They’ll show you an object to get you to pay attention to it, and reach or point toward an object...

Nov 27, 2019

Be alert to any time when your child shows they want to start an interaction. This builds their understanding of the power of communication.

You might notice your child use a motion that you have used in a social game, like putting their ams in the air or pulling a cloth off their face. You can respond like you believe...

Nov 26, 2019

Download your list of Targets and Activities for Level Four here.

Finger plays set to music are engaging for most children: Itsy-Bitsy Spider, Wheels on the Bus, Open Shut Them, Where is Thumkin?, If You’re Happy and You Know It.

Today's activity: Perform songs with finger play for your child. Make it engaging and...