3.5 - 4 YEARS
A child can usually...
Shows awareness that some words begin or end with the same sound
Understands more adjectives, such as 'tall' and 'short'
Understands spatial language concepts such as 'next to,' 'behind' and 'in front'
Starts to understand 'why' questions
Starts understanding some numbers
Able to produce 1000-1500 words
Correctly starts using personal pronouns such as 'he/she' and 'I/me/mine' and negations such as don't/can't
Starts to use language to make jokes
Starts using joining words such as 'and,' 'because' and 'but' to make longer sentences
Starts to correctly respond to 'why' questions
Can tell a story in the correct sequence of events