Lesson 3: Recap
Lesson 3: Describing Play


Describing play treats your child’s actions as purposeful and meaningful. Also, it helps relate language to your child’s personal experience.

Key Points:

  • Simplify and slow down language
  • Stress and repeat important words
  • Avoid asking questions
  • Expand your child’s language
  • Continue imitating your child

After you have answered the questions below, spend some time practicing the steps for teaching object imitation. Don't forget to start by imitating your child, and then incorporate the steps for teaching object imitation presented in this lesson. Once you have done this, complete the Reflection questions.

Lesson 3: Recap Quiz

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  1. How do you think your child will respond when you describe his or her play?1
  2. What kind of language is your child currently using? Based on this, what kind of language will you use to describe play (e.g., if your child is using single words, you will use single words and short two word phrases to describe play; if your child is speaking in sentences, you will use more complex sentences with verbs and adjectives).1
  3. What kind of challenges might arise as you practice describing play?1
  4. During which play our daily routine activities will you practice describing play?1
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