I have a 2 year old daughter. I'm curious as to the age when a child starts communicating and conversing with proper sentences. Not the generic/common sentences, but proper conversation. Thanks


Elfrieda - posted on 08/16/2012




A conversation that's interesting to you? I have conversations with my 2 year old. "Leigha owie finger." "Yes, Leigha fell and hurt her finger." "Leigha crying." "Yes, she was. She leaned on the toy too hard and it's not for leaning, it's for pushing." "Boom!" "Yes, she fell." "Oh, Leigha." "mmm... you feel sad for Leigha, right?" "Ow, Leigha finger." "Yes. Honey, this happened two days ago, can we move on?" "Leigha better now." Sigh.

I have much more interesting conversations with my nieces who are 4 and 6, where we share ideas on whether squirrels would like to live in a boot if they had the opportunity, or if they would worry about somebody putting the boot on and walking away with their house. I think probably 3 is when they start getting more abstract. Or 4. Four-year-olds are awesome, they have weird little minds. :)


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Lotus - posted on 08/17/2012




Thanks Elfrieda! That was insightful..and helpful! Even though my 2 yr old communicates well with lots of words and quite a few sentences (doctor says her vocab is above average for her age) but it is amazing to know that there are 2 yr olds who can hold proper coherent and full-fledged conversations with adults! Truly amazing!

September - posted on 08/16/2012




It really varies from child to child. Our son was able to hold a conversation at 2 years of age. We spend a lot of one on one time with him reading, singing and just hanging out talking so he was able to communicate very early on.

Amanda - posted on 08/16/2012




Definately depends on the kid and how much time you spend talking to them.
My son was abit slow with talking, he didn't start using sentences and holding a conversation until he was nearly 3. My daughter on the other hand was using full sentences at 15 months and could hold a full conversation by her second birthday. She's now nearly 3 and speaks better than 4 or 5 year olds.

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