Language Milestones in Preschool
Preschoolers will develop their language more and begin to talk more. They will learn about the way things work in the world and their place in it. These children will be able to share their ideas, observations, and other things with the people around them. During preschool they will also realize the world is filled with letters and words. Getting them eager to want to learn to read and write is important during this stage. By reading with them, talking, and pointing out things in everyday activities, they will become interested.
Before preschool, children will have developed around 900 to 1,000 words and 90% of what they say can be understood. They can easily make three-word sentences by this age. By the age of four, children should be speaking in about 5 to 6 word sentences fairly consistently. During this stage, children might make errors in grammar which is completely normal for this age. They tend to have trouble with irregular verbs during this age, but they will grow out of this as their language matures.
Please use our DEVELOPMENTAL CHECKLISTS to see if your child is meeting their milestones.