This imitation section "Can Imitate Words but Chooses Not too," has 2 different sections. It included background information as well as 2 imitation games.
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If your child is able to imitate words but chooses not too, there are some fun games to play at home to increase imitation! Take the pressure off and have fun!
Below you will find games to practice imitation and then a link to print off game in an easy-to-read format. Please print off the game and place it in a frequented spot. That way, you will remember to practice!
Any word or sound
Get on the floor with your child in a familiar spot such as the playroom.
Puppet or stuffed animal and play food
Food, Eat, More, Yummy, Yucky
Put a puppet on your hand and encourage your child to feed the puppet toy food. At first, you may have to show your child how to play the game. Make it fun and silly.
Tip: If your child is not engaged in the game, get him/her involved by having puppet spit out the food and say yucky every once in awhile.