Is grammatically correct after almost 30 years

Language development at a glance

The most important development between 12-24 months (vocabulary) 1-2 years:

  • The child understands simple sentences and tasks.
  • It sure responds to its name.
  • By the age of 18 months, the child should speak more than 10 words at the latest.
  • The vocabulary grows from 10 to at least 50 words.
  • around the 2nd birthday: vocabulary of approx. 200 words (vocabulary explosion)
  • around the 2nd birthday two-word sentences are formed ("Mia pielen", "Nane haben"
  • around the 2nd birthday, negations (“don't want”) and one-word questions (“is that?”) are formed.
  • The words do not have to be pronounced correctly yet!

A review is required for the following observations:

  • The child speaks fewer than 10 words at the age of 18 months.
  • The child does not speak 50 words at the age of two.
  • The child does not start to form two-word sentences at the age of two ("Mama come", "Have a drink").
  • The child hardly understands words and sentences.
  • The child does not respond safely to his name.

The magic limit at two years:

  • The child speaks at least 50 words and begins Two-word utterances to build

The most important development between 24-36 months (vocabulary and sentence formation) 2 to 3 years:

  • Longer sentences and double orders are understood (e.g. "Put the spoon next to the cup!")
  • The vocabulary grows from 200 to around 500 words.
  • The child speaks his name.
  • At the age of 2 ½ years the child uses the pronouns “I, you, mine”.
  • The child uses the article “der, die, das” more and more often
  • The sentence formation develops - the grammar is still unimportant here.
  • It first forms two- and three-word utterances and, around the third birthday, complete simple sentences.
  • Shortly before the third birthday, it asks a lot of questions - the second question age begins. "Why?"
  • It understands basic colors.

A review is required for the following observations:

  • The child speaks fewer than 50 words at the age of 2 and has not yet formed two-word sentences. (There is then a "Late-Talker Profile" with a high risk of a language development disorder!)
  • From the age of 2, the child does not use multiple parts of speech (nouns, Tu words, verbs, words)
  • From the age of 2; 6 the child does not form simple sentences and does not use any articles.
  • The child speaks very incomprehensibly, leaves out a lot of sounds and syllables, and replaces many sounds with others.

The magic limit at three years:

  • The child understands longer sentences and Stories.
  • The child speaks complete, grammatically not yet correct sentences.
  • It speaks of itself in the I-form
  • The vocabulary covers more than 500 words

The most important development between 36-48 months (grammar and pronunciation) 3-4 years:

  • The child understands multiple assignments and is good at following stories.
  • The child speaks long and increasingly complex sentences.
  • The grammar develops, the child forms prepositions, different tenses and forms the majority. However, errors may still occur in the grammar.
  • Small stories / experiences can be told!
  • The articulation develops almost completely by the age of 4. All sounds are correct except "sch, s, z, ch"
  • The basic colors can be safely named.

A review is required for the following observations:

  • The vocabulary is poor. The child cannot name words or only unspecific words.
  • The vocabulary does not / hardly grows.
  • The sentence structure is incomplete. The child skips words in sentences and speaks very short sentences.
  • Very often the sentences are grammatically incorrect.
  • At the age of three, the child does not speak many sounds correctly and is difficult or impossible to understand. If a large number of sounds are affected and the child omits or replaces many sounds or syllables, therapy should be started before the fourth birthday.
  • At the age of four, the child does not form all sounds and consonant connections correctly - only the "sch, ch as in me and the / s, z /" may still be formed incorrectly up to the age of five.

The magic limit at four years:

  • All sounds are correctly (except for sch, s, z, ch)
  • Main and subordinate clauses are predominant correctly
  • There is a secure basic vocabulary

The most important development between 4-6 years (development of language and speaking):

  • The child understands longer assignments, complex sentences and contexts and can follow everyday conversations.
  • The vocabulary grows to 5000 words.
  • The child counts to at least 10 and confidently names the colors.
  • The grammar and the sentence structure are more and more similar to the adult language
  • It tells stories.
  • All sounds (except / s, z /) must be formed correctly at the age of 5!

A review is required for the following observations:

  • The vocabulary is poor. For example, the child cannot name words or only unspecific words and / or confuses similar words.
  • The vocabulary does not grow any further.
  • The sentence structure is not correct. The child leaves out words in sentences, speaks short sentences and / or does not form subordinate clauses.
  • The sentences are grammatically incorrect.
  • The child cannot or only with difficulty relate stories / connections / events.
  • The child does not speak sounds or consonants correctly. All sounds must now be correct at the age of five! "Lisping" can still be tolerated until the teeth change.

The magic limit at five years:

  • All sounds become correctly formed (except for s, z,)
  • Main and subordinate clauses are correctly
  • Little stories can be told
  • The language is becoming more and more like that of an adult!

After changing teeth: The child forms the "s" correctly. Get advice if your child is “lisping”, the tongue is against or between the teeth, and the mouth is often open.

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