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Language Milestones Ages 3 to 5

Wondering if your child is on track with respect to language acquisition? Relax. We've got you covered with information on language developmental milestones for three-, four-, and five-year-olds and suggestions for play and activities that encourage your child to build vocabulary and conversation skills.

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  • 1.

    Levels of Language Knowledge

    Knowledge of aspects of language can be categorized into three levels: linguistic, metalinguistic, and metalinguistic...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Learning the Meaning of Words

    Another important area of language development involves learning the meanings of words, a process that continues...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    How Parents Can Help Enhance Emergent Literacy Among Preschoolers

    Encourage Parents to Engage in Oral Storytelling and Mealtime Conversations As families interact at home at the end of...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 4.

    Creating a Supportive Environment

    A safe and comfortable environment is crucial to your child’s language development. Warm and caring relationships at...

    Source: Center for Child Well Being
  • 5.

    Stages of Oral Language Development

    From birth on, children begin to learn about their environments and to communicate with family members. What they are...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 6.

    A Continuum for Language Development

    Babies have fun making noises. They experiment with the range of sounds they can produce, from coos and gurgles to...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Importance of Play

    It is easy to forget that much of a child's language develops within the context of play with an adult or with other...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Child Development Tracker: Literacy From Age 4 to 5

    What's typical when it comes to preschool literacy? What can a four or five-year- old typically understand when it comes...

    Source: PBS Parents
  • 9.

    Help for Speech Development: Preschool

    Has the once adorable way your preschooler pronounces "red" gone on too long? It's probably not time yet to worry that...

    Source: Education.com
  • 10.

    Preschool Language Milestones

    While hearing your child's speech and language develop can be an amazing and mind-blowing experience, you may also be...

    Source: Education.com