2 - 3 YEARS
A child can usually...
Following more complex two part commands, for example, "touch your nose and give me the apple"
Understand simple 'wh' questions, including "what," "where" and "who"
Points to a large number of noun and verb vocabulary images
Understands adjectives such as same/different, big/little, wet/dry and open/close
Understands spatial language concepts such as in/out, top/bottom, up/down, on/off and over/under
Understands quantity language concepts such as more/less, one/many, empty/full, lots/none
Sorts items into groups when requested, such as 'food' and 'clothes'
Understands functions of objects, such as the car drives
Recognises colours and understands genders
Produces two-four word sentences
Answers yes/no questions
Uses various words for names, actions, locations and descriptions
Asks many 'wh' questions, including "what," "where," and "who"
Names a large number of pictures and actions
Refers to things in the past using '-ed' past tense, for example, "she swimmed"
Produces present tense '-ing' when required, for example, "walking"
Produces words such as "the," "is" and "a"
Engages in conversation, but may not be able to stay on topic or turn-take effectively
Speech is 75-100% intelligible by strangers