In thinking about infant language development, how do language games played with caregivers during the first year help facilitate language development?  Joint actions are routine activities that provide a structure for predictable and pleasurable communication experiences.  Based on your reading and information from the American Speech and Hearing Association in the Readings and Resources, discuss a game that could be played to foster conversational skills.  In addition describe what actions can be taken by the adult during the game to help maximize language learning.  What do these pre-verbal interactions share with later conversation?