Milestone Chart for Language Development

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  • Milestone Chart for Language Development
    • 3-6 months
      • Enjoy making sounds - laugh, squeal, gurgle, coo
      • Start to make consonant sounds because they're easy to make with no teeth
      • By 6 months, they start to imitate sounds
    • 6-9 months
      • Babble
      • Vocalize more in other ways than  crying
      • Notice progression in babies talking abilities
      • Stringing together chains of vowel-consonant sounds
      • Utterances
    • 9-12 months
      • Start to say first words
      • Very talented at multisyllable babbling and imitating sounds
      • Imitate tone and inflection in parents voice
      • Words such as "mama" and "dada" clearly have meaning to infants, some may say them by the time they turn 1
      • Dada is more common as "da" is easier to say than "ma"
      • Babies develop improved non-verbal communication skills
      • Start to communicate verbally, seem to understand and intereact more
      • Learn response to simple questions such as "where's mummy?"
    • 12-18 months
      • Continue to improve their communication skills
      • By 12-15 months, the average child says 2 or more words besides "dada" and "mama"
      • Some 18 month olds will even begin to put 2 words together
      • Most toddlers can imitate animal sounds
      • Recognize objects by name
      • Follow commands
      • Making great strides in communicating at this age, toddlers can become frustrated because they can understand a lot more than they can say

Comments

TomCorf

This is really helpful, and the 'test yourself' button works so well for this!

RK

Great resource. Though would have liked the different ages to flow clockwise, rather than jump around.

RK

Great resource. Though would have liked the different ages to flow clockwise, rather than jump around.

chloayboo15

That's an excellent idea! Will take this into account and edit it later! Thanks for the feedback!

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