Recently, our son told of his attempt to get our grandson to begin talking. He kinda/sorta says some words, like my name(Papa), Mama, Car etc. Benjamin is one and a half years old and doing quite well with most activities including communication, yet not with words.
Marked asked a question to which the answer was “yes”. So, Benjamin shook his head in an up and down motion. To try to get him to “say” yes, Mark told him to say it with his mouth. Benjamin replied by opening his mouth and shaking his head in an up and down motion. What a kid!