Brushing teeth ~ chapter one!
Imperative language: I call downstairs, "Nick, come and brush your teeth".
Stop and wait: Nick responded within 30 seconds.
Decision making: Nick took out the toothbrush and toothpaste. He took the lid off the paste and proceeded to squeeze the toothpaste onto the brush. He didn't stop squeezing!
Declarative language : "Oooh, that is so much toothpaste, let's stop, stop, stop".
Decision making: Nick hands me the toothpaste.
Declarative language: "Let's start again".
Defining roles: "Tell you what, you can hold the toothbrush and I will squeeze the toothpaste".
Declarative language: As I model how to squeeze slowly, I chant the words "slowly, slowly".
I pause: Nick takes the brush and starts to chew on it. As one does! :)
To be continued...................