When I mess about with my ds1, and say things like "Maybe that bird is telling his mummy what sort of worms he wants!"
he replies with "No! birds don't talk!"
And the very idea seems to upset him. I explain that I am pretending, for fun (as the ed psych said fantasy games are important for this age), but he just eyes me up and says "Oh. Pretending."
He doesn't seem to get any joy out of it, and this worries me a little. I don't want to push it if he is just perfectly normal, but if it really is important he learns to recognise when people are playing, I will keep plugging away.
thank you, sometimes I feel like people think he is strange - he marches to his own drum, I think, and it's a LOGICAL drum. And that combined with his speech delay had me worried about mild autism, but I am just letting my imagination run off now