What your child should be saying: 

  • Tells short stories and is able to easily keep a conversation going.

  • Begins understanding setting and audience when speaking (e.g. Talking quietly inside or using simple speech with a baby”)

  • Uses communication to resolve problems and organize activities

  • Speech is understood by all listeners, occasional errors on later developing sounds such as: "l","r","v","z","ch","sh","th".



What your child should understand:

  • Can follow longer directions across longer time period (e.g. “put your pajamas on, brush your teeth and then pick out a book”)

  • Understands words for time (“yesterday, today, tomorrow”) and order (“first, next, last”)

  • Can listen to a simple story and answer questions about it

  • Begins understanding story sequences and the order events occurred