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 [Accessed 29th July 2019]

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