During this age, children know and understand about 200 words, but speak about 50 of them . They are able to respond to questions and understand simple instructions, including “yes”, “no”, “mine”, etc. and towards 3 years start to make simple sentences from single words. From 2 ½ years, they 2.5 years is when kids begin to make proper sentences that make sense [ii].
At this age, children’s knowledge of words increases to about 1000-2000 words, and they start to make more complex sentences. They are able to learn and recall new words much more quickly, and know the names of most common objects. They understand differences between males and females, and can recall their own name.
By now, children’s understanding of words has increased to about 20,000 words, and they can speak about 2000-2500 words. They can communicate using longer and more complex sentences, understand events in past and present tense, tell simple stories, pronounce words more clearly, and recite numbers, the alphabet and their home address .