Language development from 2 to 3 years old

From 2 to 3 years old, your little one’s language will grow quickly.

The part of little one’s brain that holds the meanings of words is sending and receiving messages much more quickly.

Little one learns about 8 new words every day from now on.

Yarn lots with little one, taking turns to talk and listen because:

  • little one picks up on the rules of language, and soon they will be saying sentences like ‘Where Mum going?’

Read picture books to:

  • engage little one
  • help little one understand longer phrases and sentences.

Sing songs and nursery rhymes with little one because:

  • the repetition helps them learn new words and ideas
  • it helps little one understand how phrases and sentences are made.
Published — 25 June 2019 Last updated — 25 June 2019

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