At 3 years children can usually…
- follow more complex two part instructions (e.g., give me the teddy and throw the ball)
- understand simple wh-questions, such as ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘who’
- understand the concepts of ‘same’ and ‘different’
- sort items into groups when asked (e.g., toys vs food)
- recognise some basic colours.
- say four to five words in a sentence
- use a variety of words for names, actions, locations and descriptions
- ask questions using ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘who’
- talk about something in the past, but may use ‘-ed’ a lot (e.g., ‘he goed there’)
- have a conversation, but may not take turns or stay on topic.
Speech Pathology Australia. (2019) Communication Milestones. [online] Available https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au [Accessed 29th July 2019]