Language Skills: 3 year old

At 3, your child should have a speaking repertoire of at least 300 words. He can use his burgeoning vocabulary to speak in sentences of up to six words long.

Some 3-year-olds will even use sentences containing more than one verb. Instead of "I want milk," you may hear, "I want the milk you drinking."

He will continue to experiment with pronouns, but don't be surprised if he still gets confused by concepts such as "I," "me," "mine," and "you."

By the end of this period, your child's speech should be clear enough to be understood by strangers. Don't, however, expect accurate pronunciations.

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