Language development in children aged 3 years typically involves significant progress in both receptive and expressive language skills. Receptive language skills refer to a child’s ability to understand language, while expressive language skills refer to a child’s ability to use language to communicate.
At this age, children generally have a larger vocabulary and are able to understand and use more complex sentences. They may also be able to follow two-step commands and answer simple “who,” “what,” “where,” and “why” questions. Children may also be able to tell simple stories and engage in imaginative play.
It is important for parents and caregivers to support language development in young children by engaging in activities that promote language use, such as reading books, telling stories, and asking questions. It is also important to provide a rich language environment by using a variety of words and providing clear and consistent communication. Children learn language through exposure and interaction with others, so it is important to provide plenty of opportunities for conversation and language use.