4 - 5 YEARS

A child can usually...

RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE

  • Begins to recognise some letters of the alphabet

  • Understands 'when' questions

  • Understands time language concepts, such as 'now/later,' 'yesterday/today,' and 'morning/night'

  • Starts to understand 3 part instructions

Storytelling
Siblings

EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE

  • Uses all personal pronouns correctly, including 'he/she,' 'his/her,' and 'I/me/mine'

  • Names the days of the week in the correct order

  • Maintains the correct theme and sequences when telling a story

  • Can identify similarities and differences in objects

  • Uses well formed sentences to be understood by various people

  • Engages in increased turn-taking

 

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