• Speech and Language Development 

     

    By age 3...

    • More than half of a child's speech should be understandable to a "new" listener
    • Children should be making the following sounds: all vowels; p,b,m
    • Children should be making short sentences
    • Children should be asking simple questions
    • Children should be following 2- step directions
    • Children should be using simple plurals and pronouns

    By age 4...

    • Most, if not all, of a child's speech shoudl be understandable to a "new" listener
    • Children should be making the following sounds: w,n,ng,d,t,g,k
    • Children should be speaking in sentences
    • Children should be using most pronouns and plurals
    • Children should be able to identify at least 6 colors

    By age 5...

    • Children should be making the following sounds: y,f,v,l
    • Children should be using past tense verbs
    • Children should be able to follow 2- and 3- step directions
    • Children should be able to listen to stories for 10-15 minutes