- Describe the physical environment featured in this video segment. Where are the home visitor, mother, and child seated in relation to each other? What materials do they use? Who starts the activity? What do each of these individuals do and say when the child reaches for the duck? How do the home visitor and mother direct the child’s attention during the activity? How does the child respond to each of the adults? How does the child learn to shake the bottle?
- Which teaching practices do the home visitor and the mother use? Check the “Know” and “Do” sections for ideas. How do they support the child’s understanding of causal relationships? Why do they make yellow water and then red water? How might the child apply this understanding to future experiences?
- How do the adults respond to the child’s use of language, as when she says, “yellow,” “apple juice,” and “ready?” In what situations did the mother use her home language with the child?
- What examples of scaffolding did you see used by the adults in this video segment?
- How does the home visitor support the mother and encourage her interactions with her daughter? What might these three participants do next to build on this experience exploring colored water?