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4 Years

  • Loads of words, approximately 1000

  • Understand adjectives (describing words) for example ‘cold’ ’soft'

  • Uses words such as ‘and’ and ‘then’ to make sentences more complex

  • Speech is clear and understood by most adults

  • Beginning to understand language related to the concept of time, for example ‘yesterday’ ‘tomorrow’

Your role as communication partner:


  • Conversation – children learn how to take part in conversation through experience and role models.  Show the child you value them and are interested in what they say by looking at them and responding

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