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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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    Development of Metalinguistic Skills and Awareness

    Metalinguistic abilities usually emerge after a child has mastered a linguistic form. Therefore, it is possible that a...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 2.

    Characteristics of a Community of Learners

    Language is a complex system for creating meaning through socially shared conventions (Halliday, 1978). English, like...

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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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    Commonly Used Tests of Preschool Communication Development

    Assessing speech and language is an intensive and time-consuming process. A variety of strategies should be used, from...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    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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    Development of Pronouns

    Learning the English pronominal system is a very complex process. This table offers the general order of pronoun...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Child Development Tracker: Literacy From Age 3 to 4

    Find out what literacy milestones children aged 3 and 4 achieve, like recognizing print, forming mock words, and...

    Source: PBS Parents
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    How Children Learn to Talk

    Have you ever wondered how children learn to talk? Many people, when asked that question, respond that they do it by...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Language Development in Children

    The development of oral language is one of the child's most natural--and impressive--accomplishments. This digest...

    Source: Educational Resource Information Center (U.S. Department of Education)
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    Preschool Potty Mouths: What to Do About Bad Words

    Repeating bad language is often a stage that most preschool go through. Here's what parents need to know about why and...

    Source: Education.com