Turned on the metronome, said to the little guy “Can you hear the sounds that are repeating?” nodded affirmatively. Then I asked if he could do it but he played each beat out of time, flamming. Tried to explain I meant for him to play at the same time but explaining “at the same time” became more confusing for reaching him. I changed plans and asked if he could imitate me, then I played the pulse in time -poof- now he played in time too. Chalk up one more loss for explanation, one more victory for imitation.