Language Development in Infants & Children

Children begin developing the tools for language development early in life. Many would say babies are “telling you stories” as they coo and babble during the first year of life. Language development becomes more sophisticated as our children grow older. At Achieve, our speech-language pathologists will start with these essential building blocks and work with your child to improve their overall language development through fun and innovative therapy sessions.

When Do Children Say Their First Words?

Typical Speech Language Milestones in Children

When your child is entering school, at the age of 4 years old, they are able to sing a song or say a poem from memory, such as “ Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “Wheels on the Bus”. They enjoy telling stories and can use their first and last name and tell important information about themselves. They are able to understand the idea of “same” and “different”. They are showing a real interest in playing with other children over playing alone. The play they engage in often includes pretending to be “Mom” or “Dad” and can often be very creative.