About a week ago now, we were at the computers... The two boys on one computer, and me on another... when Jonathan says, clear as a bell "Mum, look at this".
He was holding up a piece of dirty paper.. and wanted to show it to me.
The amazing things about this were:
HE initiated... he chose that he wanted to tell someone something - and in this case it was me he wanted to tell.
He had an objective.. for me to look at the paper.. and HE chose the right words to achieve that.
He spoke a sentence... with no prompting, modelling, initiating, he just ... spoke.