What can my child say?
Speech development is very exciting for parents as they watch their children become social beings who can interact with others. Speech at this age is becoming clearer and the child begins to form sentences.
While every child develops speech at his / her own rate, the following are some of the common milestones in this age group:
- Says about 200 to 300 words
- Begins to put three words together (subject, verb, object), for example "Me want ball"
- Names pictures
- May name some body parts
What does my child understand?
While children may progress at different rates, the following are some of the common milestones children may reach in this age group:
- Understands possession, "Mine"
- Can tell his / her own age and name
- Knows if he / she is a boy or girl
- Counts up to three objects
- May begin to problem solve
How does my child interact with others?
While every child is unique, the following are some of the common behavioral traits that may be present in your child:
- Shows independence from parents
- Continues to play alongside others without interacting, called parallel play
- Acts as if other children are objects or toys
- Does not understand sharing
- May be negative and says "no" frequently
- Temper tantrums may continue
- Helps to get him / herself dressed and undressed