Actually, it's when children start to repeat what they hear and/or see. For example, if someone ran around jumping up and down flapping their arms in front of a child... and the child starts to do that every now and then... that would also be considered imitative behavior. It's basically when a child imitates or copies something.
It's when children start to repeat what they hear.
For example, if someone said a vulgar word in front of a child... and they went around repeating it for a while... then that would be imitative behavior.
Ah, "initiative"? That is when the child first gains the ability to act own their own. Like when they first start walking, or talking.
ahh, lol i ment initiative