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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.

    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
  • 2.

    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)
  • 3.

    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
  • 4.

    Helping Families Facilitate Language and Literacy Development

    Collin (1992, p. 2) refers to the parents’ nurturing role in their child’s literacy development as “planting the...

    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
  • 6.

    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
  • 7.

    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
  • 8.

    Guiding Young Children in Verbal Communication

    Verbal communication is another important element of child guidance. The words we use as adults strongly influence the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 9.

    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
  • 10.

    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