• responding to their name and the names of familiar people
  • responding consistently to familiar contexts including people, places and objects
  • showing that sound and action convey meaning
  • contributing to small group discussions by sharing a favourite toy
  • gaining and directing attention, such as turning attention toward the person who is communicating
  • recognising some of the sounds, gestures and facial features of familiar people and contexts
  • reproducing part of a short message by pointing and/or using objects or pictures