Children learn to talk through their everyday interactions at home, in their education setting and from others in their environment.
Knowing the early milestones is key to identifying children with speech, language and communication needs.
Take a look at the ages and stages below and the ‘check it out’ section to see if the children in your setting are on track with their development.
There is a wide variation in children’s skills in the early years – use this information as a guide and try out our Tracker Tool or seek advice from a Speech & Language Therapist if you are concerned about a child’s talking.
Tracking children’s development can help you can see how they are progressing and changing over time.
Download our Tracker Tool
For more detailed information at each age and stage in a checklist format with a summary view, this is a handy tool for your setting: