- experiencing various text forms and communication related to the environment or activity
- experiencing texts and forms of communication being labelled, e.g. this is a fairy story, hello what did you want to say? Oh I think Amy wants a turn etc.
- reacting to different forms of communication by familiar people, for example a smile, a wave
- reacting to change in the environment associated with a text type, e.g. turns head or looks towards a multimodal text, images, sound, word such as their name