Hints and tips to help your preschooler’s language development

As your preschooler’s language becomes more sophisticated they may need a little help with the complex grammatical rules of English.

Your preschooler’s social skills are also rapidly developing and now is a great time to encourage basic social skills through play. Social skills are closely linked to a child’s language ability. Children who have more advanced language skills are able to negotiate, share, compromise and empathise with others because they know the right words to say.

It is important to have realistic expectations of your child’s social skills as these skills develop over time. For example, typically developing children only begin to play cooperatively with others at 4 years.