One of the best benefits of taking your child to a child care centre in Wellard or another Perth suburb is that we can really help their language development. When children get to be around each other in a safe environment where they can learn while playing, they tend to develop their skills even faster.
Here are some facts about “normal” language development in preschoolers.
2-3 Years of Age
By the time your child is about two and a half years old, he or she will probably be able to say 500 words, but they will understand a lot more. By the time the child reaches three, his or her vocabulary may reach 1,000 words. During this period, your child will be learning more words every day.
The majority of the words will probably be nouns, such as “baby” or “friend.” They will learn verbs such as “walk” or “play,” adjectives such as “cold” or “wet,” pronouns such as “me” or “you” and location words such as “in” or “on.”
Words like “more” should creep into their vocabulary along with “question” word such as “why,” “who” or “when.” “Mine” should start to creep in, too. Your child will know the difference between “mine” and “yours” by age three.
At two years old, your child should start using two-word sentences. By age three, the sentences will be three or more words. The child will start using more grammatically correct structure and words around three, paying attention to tenses and plural forms. Since the language is quirky, your child may say, for example, “foots” instead of “feet.”
Language Development and Understanding
As your child develops the ability to create larger sentences, he or she will also develop the ability to understand larger sentences or instructions such as “put the toys in the toybox.” They will also begin to be able to answer questions such as “who” or “where,” but won’t yet be able to understand “why” or “how.”
To learn more, contact your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre in the Perth area.