Communication at 5 Years

At 5 Years #

children can usually… #

understand #

  • follow three part instructions
  • understand time related words
  • start thinking about the meaning of words when learning
  • understand instructions without stopping to listen
  • begin to recognise some letters, sounds and numbers

speak #

  • use well formed sentences to be understood by most people
  • take turns in increasingly longer conversations
  • tell simple, short stories with a beginning, middle and end
  • use past and future verbs correctly
  • use most speech sounds but, still may have difficulties with ‘s’, ‘r’, ‘l’ and ‘th’

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