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How to make the link from using body language to using words. 

Being able to negotiate and cooperate in play and work 800x598Children will often try to communicate by using body language, facial expressions, pointing. This is quite normal because that is how it all starts and parents, in particular mothers, often keep this type of communication going much longer than necessary out of sheer habit. Besides, how would one know when to stop responding to wordless communication? We don’t, unless someone draws our attention to it.

Sharing Two year olds will spontaneously share with the person they feel close to, e.g  their mum. Which mother hasn't had a soggy biscuit almost pushed in their mouth, that is sharing, two year old style!