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Smiles at familiar faces
Babbles using early consonants: p, b, m
Recognizes own name
Recognizes words for common items
Gestures (arms up to be held; shakes head "no")
Says 1-2 words
Follows simple commands: "sit down"
Points to a few body parts when asked
By 18 months, says ~50 words
By age 2: Says ~200-300 words
Combines 2 words:"More milk"; "Go bye-bye?"
Follows 2-step directions
By age 3: Says ~1,000 words
Uses 2-4 word sentences
k, g, f, t, d, n sounds
Understood by a stranger over half the time
Knows a few common colors & shapes
Answers simple who, what, where questions
Uses pronouns: I, you, me, we, she, he, they
Tells about his/her day using ~4 sentences at a time
Uses many 4+ word sentences
By age 4:
understood by a stranger almost all the time
Follows 3-step directions
Understands sequence words:
first, next, last
Understands time words: yesterday, today, tomorrow
Says most sounds correctly. May still make errors with some more difficult sounds: l, s, r, v, z, ch, sh, th
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