5) Talking

Talking, also referred to as ‘expressive language,’ is crucial for a child’s development as it involves learning new words and forming sentences. Through language, children communicate thoughts, emotions, and needs, and engage in social interactions using verbal and non-verbal cues like gestures and facial expressions.

As children advance in their development, they expand their vocabulary and construct more complex sentences, enhancing cognitive and social skills. While age-based milestones offer a rough guideline, each child develops uniquely, influenced by various factors. Comparing a child’s language skills to others can be unproductive. Celebrating each child’s individual linguistic journey creates a supportive environment for their growth and development.