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Signs to look for in language development of 4-5 year olds



4-5 Year old Language Milestones (Expressive Language)


๐Ÿ—ฃ Responds to โ€œWhat did you say?โ€

๐Ÿ—ฃ Talks without repeating sounds or words most of the time.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Names letters and numbers.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Uses sentences that have more than 1 action word, like jump, play, and get. May make some mistakes, like โ€œZach gots 2 video games, but I got one.โ€

๐Ÿ—ฃ Tells a short story.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Keeps a conversation going.

๐Ÿ—ฃ Talks in different ways, depending on the listener and place. Your child may use short sentences with younger children. He may talk louder outside than inside.



4-5 Year old Language Milestones (Receptive Language)


๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ Understands words for order, like first, next, and last.

๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ Understands words for time, like yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ Follows longer directions, like โ€œPut your pajamas on, brush your teeth, and then pick out a book."


Blog written by: Mazal Karan, MS, SLP-CF


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