Language Development: 2 to 4 years old: Keep Talking

Its absolutely vital for children to develop good language skills before they start school.  Almost everything they will be expected to learn depends on their ability to understand and use language. It sounds simple, but the best way you can help is to spend time talking and listening to your child or the child in your care.

Although some children may be able to speak fairly well by the age of three, their language is still developing. Children in this age group and even for the next few years of life,  have an incredible ability to retain a phenomenal number of words and grammar. learning at an incredible speed. Most add around 50 to 100 words per week and sentence structure becomes longer and more complex.

Fun fact: By the time a child is 5 years old, their grammar knowledge will be similar to an adults.

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