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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.

    Characteristics of a Community of Learners

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

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 2.

    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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    Summary of Comprehension of Locational and Temporal Relationships

    Temporal terms such as when, before, since, and while can convey information on the order, duration, and simultaneity of...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 4.

    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
  • 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.

    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
  • 7.

    Language Development in the Young Child

    Language growth is very rapid during the preschool years. From a vocabulary of no words at about one year of age, the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 8.

    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
  • 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.

    Play and Language and Literacy Development

    Through play, children also enhance oral and written language skills. Garvey (1990) suggests that every aspect of...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall