Language Development in preschool children 2 - 3years

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MILESTONES
2 - 3 Years

GROSS MOTOR
Fine Motor
Reasoning
Language
Social

 

Expected milestones in development

  • Sentences extended to 6+ syllables e.g. 'My dolly is called Meg'
  • Able to repeat some nursery rhymes and make appropriate actions
  • Enjoys looking at books and understands that the words convey meaning
  • Can follow simple commands such as 'Put the car in the box'

Parents should be concerned if their child

  • Is only developing a single-word vocabulary
  • Uses a generic sentence with multiple meanings e.g. 'Want Drink' = any type of food
  • Uses gestures to convey meaning
  • Is unable to co-ordinate actions with nursery rhymes
  • Loses interest easily
  • Has major difficulties in concentration
  • Confuses 'on', 'in' and 'under'