• Use complete sentences which are understood by most people (e.g. includes all the ‘little’ words like is, are, the)
  • Link phrases together using and and because
  • Tell simple short stories and break them into a beginning, middle and an end
  • Produce most speech sounds correctly but errors with r and th may still occur
  • An s should be produced without the tongue poking out
  • Take turns during conversation and stay on a familiar topic


  • Follow three-part instructions (e.g. pack away your pens, put away your chair and line up outside)
  • Understand words related to time (e.g. before, after, later) and place (e.g. in, on, under, next to)
  • Start thinking about the meaning of words when learning
  • Begin to recognise letters and their matching sounds
  • Identify rhyming words and count beats in words once taught
If you are concerned about your child’s speech and/or language skills see a speech pathologist. Claire FollentClaire Follent speech pathologist Malvern Speech Pathology Bli Bli Phone: 0413 958 988 malvernspeechpathology.com.au]]>