Four year old By the age of 4, most children have the following skills:Receptive Language: Understands shape and colour names Understands some "time" words, e.g. lunch time, today Understands prepositions next to, behind, in front Understands “why”, “how”, “how many” questions Understands concepts (long, short, soft, hard, heavy, light) Can sort objects / pictures into categories Follow 3 step instructions (e.g. get the ball, give it to mummy and put the plate in the sink) Expressive Language: Asks many questions, usually ‘what’ or ‘who’ questions Use lots of words, about 900, usually in four to five word sentences Use correct grammar with occasional mistakes, such as "I falled down" Use language when playing with other children Speak clearly enough to be understood by most people Develops a range on descriptive words to convey shape, size, texture Uses ‘and’ and ‘because’ at the beginning of sentences Tell two events in order of occurrence (e.g. “first we went swimming and then we did a painting”) Use eye-contact more consistently during conversations Consistently uses plurals (books, toys, cars) Sounds that are correctly produced: p b t d n m w k g h y ng f l **Sounds should be correctly produced in the beginning, middle and end of wordsPlay: Play is imaginative and involves the use of language Literacy: Tells stories about a topic There is some sequence in the story but no plan Engage in rhyming Cause for concern: People find it difficult to understand my child Limited or no use of grammatical elements (e.g. verb endings ‘ed’ and plurals) Unable to give a clear account of an event that occurred while you were not present (e.g. tell about a school excursion) Name* First Last Email* PhoneComments: This iframe contains the logic required to handle AJAX powered Gravity Forms.