Reply To: Trainer Monitored Discussion -“Serve and Return” in classrooms

  • Shalom

    February 8, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    In the classroom I’m in right now, we use serve and return all the time, two year olds are just starting to form two word sentences or using a single word or sound to communicate. When a child hands me a book, I pay special attention to the things they point out such as “meow” when they see a picture of a cat. Their serve is “meow”, and I respond with something like “Yes, very good! That is a cat, a cat says meow!” When a child hands me a toy I ask them what it is, wait for the pause and then tell them the word. They usually respond by copying the word themselves, which we repeat back and forth and talk about more.