Two to Three Years

HEARING and UNDERSTANDING

• Understands differences in meaning (“go-stop”, “in-on”, “big-little”, “up-down”).

• Follows two requests (“Get the book and put it on the table”).

• Listens to and enjoys hearing stories for longer periods of time. 

TALKING

• Has a word for almost everything.
• Uses two- or three- words to talk about and ask for things.
• Uses k, g, f, t, d, and n sounds.
• Speech is understood by familiar listeners most of the time.
• Often asks for or directs attention to objects by naming them.