Watching your child talk can be one of the biggest pleasures for you, as a parent of a toddler.
Are you interested in learning about language development of your 2-3 years old?
Two to three years of age is the time when the verbal and language skills of your child develop very fast.
You can see your two year old using 500 different words in his daily interaction which almost doubles by the time he or she turns three.
“The limits of the language spoken defines the limits of the world to a child.”
At two, your kid is learning to make use of nouns and pronouns.
Your kid would say words like me, mine, you, yours etc.
When your little one turns three, he will understand the difference between mine and yours.
He will be able to speak longer sentences with clarity.
Also, he would be able to develop much better verbal skills and co-ordination skills which would help him to talk while playing.
In this post, you would come across the basics of language development in a 2-3 years old child.
Language Development In Your Child (2-3 yrs)
Language learning is one of the most important skills needed to be developed.
2-3 years is a very critical phase in the development of verbal and language skills in your child.
Grammar usage in sentences
At three years, most kids start using grammatically correct English while talking.
For instance, if your kid would say ‘I go’ or ‘I come’ earlier, now the kid will start saying ‘I am coming or going.”
This is a major leap in language learning as now the teachers and the strangers will all be able to understand the language of the kid.
However, even at three, your kid may not talk in complete grammatically correct language, as he is still learning.
But, he will be able to understand multiple instructions.
Like, ‘pick up your doll and put it in its place’ or ‘take off your clothes and go for a bath.’
Language development is all about understanding and developing the language spoken.
By two, kids start understanding most of the familiar things like if they are made to wear shoes, than they know that they are going out.
At three, your child will know and understand pretty much what is spoken.
He would answer questions like
Where is your dad?
What is your mom doing?
But he may not be able to understand ‘why’ and ‘how.’
He will also be able to understand the routine like he has to get ready to go to school then after coming back he will have his meal etc.
Pronunciation as a part of language development
Usually at two, your child cannot form complete sentences.
This is why; language of your child is barely understood at two.
However, at three, the child still pronounces most of the speeches except sh, z, r, v, f and th.
But, the rest of what your child talks, will be well understood.
At three, the child starts developing to talk in turns.
Before three, your child can hardly understand when to talk and constantly keeps interfering when you start to talk.
By the age of three, he will be able to tell you what he did in school or what all he did since morning.
He will also be able to make up short stories or repeat the stories that you have been telling him, but of course you can’t expect them to carry all the details.
He will slowly learn to talk in turns and to sequence his words.
This again is a big achievement and makes life a lot more comfortable for the parents as the kids are able to express themselves freely.
Your child learns to do multiple activities like playing and talking together by the age of three.
As a parent, the more you talk to your child, the more you read out stories to your child that much faster the child will pick up the language.
Two to three is surely the age when your child develops the most in language and verbal skills.