30 M – 3 Y

30 M – 3 Y

Expression
  • Some pronunciation errors exist, but child is understood almost all the time by familiar people
  • Single-word vocabulary is at least 250 words; about ¼ are verbs and ¼ are nouns
  • Sentences mostly at least 3 words long
  • Asks simple questions, such as what’s that? And yes/no questions
  • Can repeat a sentence a few words long
  • The following grammatical constructions begin to be used appropriately: is (and it’s contracted form), -ed, ‘s (possessive), personal pronouns, future tense words (do, can, will)
Understanding:
  • Understands almost 1000 words
  • Can answer who, what, where questions
  • Attends to a story for at least 20 minutes
  • Knows place and size words
  • More aware of dangers, such as high places or unfamiliar animals
Social Interaction:
  • Can be rigid about routines, but is negotiable without becoming upset
  • Begins to pretend in play and begins to be interested in cooperating with other children, taking turns, sharing
  • Can engage in brief conversations
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