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Activity Sheet 8-B: First Words
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Interview parents about the first words spoken by their children. Record them below, then categorize the words (see p. 296 of text) and discuss what they tell us about children’s understanding.

Examples of First Words:



Categories of First Words:


General nominals Modifiers 
Specificnominals Personal/social 
Actionwords Functional words 

What do these categories tell you about children’s conceptual development?

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