||Do and say about as much as the child does and says. Allow the child time to participate.
||Take one turn and wait.Say one word and wait.
||Talk and act in ways that are possible for your child. Talk and act in ways your partner can and will want to try.
||Act like the child and wait.Talk like the child and wait.
||Let your child see that you are paying attention to his feelings, actions and words.
||Respond in ways to keep the child interacting.Respond immediately.Respond as if behaviors are communication.
||Be sure each partner has impact on the other, each partner has some control but not total control.
||Both play partners make choices.We learn more from doing than being done to.
|Play and Affirm
||Let your child see that you enjoy and value him just as he is.
||Accept what the child is doing (and joining).Be interesting.Be animated, silly or funny.Have fun!