Signs to look for in language development of 4-5 year olds
4-5 Year old Language Milestones (Expressive Language)
🗣 Responds to “What did you say?”
🗣 Talks without repeating sounds or words most of the time.
🗣 Names letters and numbers.
🗣 Uses sentences that have more than 1 action word, like jump, play, and get. May make some mistakes, like “Zach gots 2 video games, but I got one.”
🗣 Tells a short story.
🗣 Keeps a conversation going.
🗣 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)
👂🏼 Understands words for order, like first, next, and last.
👂🏼 Understands words for time, like yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
👂🏼 Follows longer directions, like “Put your pajamas on, brush your teeth, and then pick out a book."
Blog written by: Mazal Karan, MS, SLP-CF