Children will usually have acquired the following by 3 years of age:
- A large vocabulary which is understood by others including strangers.
- The ability to hold a conversation but may jump from one topic to another in one sentence.
- Speech may contain many immaturities and ungrammatical sentence structures.
- May make mistakes in the use of tense.
- Ability to give their name, age and sex.
- Correct use of plurals, personal pronouns and most prepositions.
- Ability to describe present and past events briefly.
- Asks ‘who?', ‘what?' and ‘where?' questions.
- Listens carefully to stories.
- Knows several nursery rhymes.
- Counts by memory up to ten.
- Understands concepts of ‘big' and ‘little'
Play and social
- Enjoys helping adults with domestic chores.
- Helps to keep surroundings tidy.
- Enjoys playing with dolls, trains and cars.
- Joins in make-believe play with others.
- Understands sharing of toys during play.
Eating, drinking and swallowing
- Eats the same food as their family
If you have any concerns regarding your child's development or feel you or your child would benefit from a speech and language therapy appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 0885 643.
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