Milestones for Language Development


Birth – 2 year

  • Engage infants in conversations using animated speech and responding when they vocalize
  • Label and describe objects that the children observe
  • Ask simple questions and repeat/expand on simple questions
  • Teach hand signals so they can communicate

2-6 years

  • Read age appropriate story books
  • Give corrective feedback
  • Work on simple listening skills
  • Ask follow up questions and have them construct narratives about recent events

-Taken from Developmental Trends Table in Child Development and Education pg. 352


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