4 Years Development – Language Skills
Language has two main points:
- Receptive language (understanding): The language is intelligible.
- Expressive language (using language): Using language, speech, sign, or alternative forms of communication to convey wants, needs, thoughts, and ideas.
- Follows three step instructions (e.g. show cat, dog and monkey)
- Understands longer and more complex sentences.
By the age of 4, he knows 1500 words.
- Uses at least 3-4 words in a sentence.
- He tells what he did.
- Explains what an object does.
- He starts talking about past events.
- Uses personal pronouns.
- Uses simple conjunctions (like and) uses singular personal pronouns.
- Makes negative sentences.
- Makes complex sentences in the past tense.
- Position: at the bottom, behind, in the first row, near.
- Size: short (height), growing, short (height).
- Quantity: 3 pcs, each, none.
- Other: hard, slow, light (weight), various colors
- Understands people’s questions.
- Asks questions such as Why, Why, When and How.
Possible Situations Encountered When Not Progressed
- May have difficulty socializing with peers.
- Due to lack of understanding and attention, he may try to learn by imitating others.
- May have difficulty following directions at home, daycare, kindergarten or preschool.
- It may be difficult to be understood by peers.
- It may be difficult to be understood by people he does not know.
- May have difficulty expressing their wants, needs, thoughts and desires.
- May have difficulty answering questions properly.
- He may have problems with speaking fluency because he cannot find the right word.