Video 1.13 - Wait and Watch


The Puckett Institute

This mother pays attention to the child’s actions and behaviors, or intent to engage. You can see the mother watching her child, and she notices she wants to play with the kitchen set. This mother then responds and says “mama” after her child said “mama.” This mother provides support and encouragement by asking “What is that?” She also introduces new information by extending with new language. When this mother says, “Is that a strainer?” she is extending and expanding her child’s language.