3.5 – 4 Y

3.5 – 4 Y

Expression
  • Strangers can understand almost all of what the child says, but child may continue to make some errors
  • Single-word vocabulary is 1000-1500 words, spoken in 4-5 word sentences
  • Tells a story by simply stating real or unreal events in no particular order
  • Asks how, why, and if questions
  • The following grammatical constructions are mastered: pronouns, possessive ‘s, regular third person singular –s, regular past tense, present progressive –ing, contractions
  • The following grammatical constructions are beginning to be used appropriately: reflexive pronouns, adverbs, conjunction (because)
Understanding:
  • Understands 1500-2000 single words
  • Repeats sentences, answers simple questions, identifies colours, begins to understand the concept of quantity
  • Remembers and executes instructions with increasing length
Social Interaction:
  • Engages in longer conversations, using culture-appropriate eye-contact
  • Adjusts language when speaking to older versus younger children
  • Begins to ask for permission
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