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Ask the person holding the ball to hand it to you.

Take turns asking for the ball until it’s just too easy.


Say to your family, “We are going to hand the ball to each other. Show me how you hand a ball to someone.”

Make sure no one throws the ball. We will be throwing the ball soon but not yet.

“Let’s hear how to say it in Romanian. We will repeat after she talks.”

Listen to the phrase and repeat after she talks.

“If someone says, ‘Dă-mi mingea,’ you hand the ball to them. Say, ‘Dă-mi mingea,’ and I will hand the ball to you.”

Continue handing the ball while saying the phrase until it becomes so easy!

Don’t worry about how your child pronounces the phrase. It will get better over time. Just replay the audio to help.

When someone forgets how to say the phrase, say, “Let’s play the phrase again. It’s okay to listen to it as many times as you want. There is no such thing as cheating here.”

When this becomes just so easy, go to the next step.