learning objectives for toddlers
Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
Identifies familiar people, animals, and objects when prompted
Follows simple requests not accompanied by gestures
Names familiar people, animals, and objects.
Uses some words and word-like sounds and is understood by most familiar people.
Uses three- to four-word sentences; may omit some words or use some words incorrectly
Tells simple stories about objects, events, and people not present; lacks many details and a conventional beginning, middle, and end.
Initiates and attends to brief conversation.
Uses appropriate eye contact, pauses, and simple verbal prompts when communicating.
Fills in the missing rhyming word; generates rhyming words spontaneously.
Sings songs and recites rhymes and refrains with repeating initial sounds.
Segments phrases into single words.
Listens to letters introduced through songs, language, and print.
Begins to learn alphabet and recognize that pictures are used to communicate language.
Shows growing enjoyment in books and reading.
Recognizes that books are different from other objects and can be used for storytelling.
Uses words to describe or name pictures when reading
Retells some events in a familiar story with modeling and assistance.
With prompting and support, responds to simple questions about a story.
Makes controlled linear scribbles.
Controlled linear scribbles