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Secondary intersubjectivity

The process through which the child learns about the world of people, events and objects. The child and parent together focus their attention outwards. This shared attention helps them both to explore the world and learn about the impact of this world on each other. The child learns about the world through the meaning the parent gives it. As the adult helps her make sense of the world she develops the capacity to think. In this way the children learn that the world, themselves and other people make sense. This in turn allows children to reflect upon, process and learn from experience