It is the preschool years when children’s language abilities really take off.
Preschoolers begin filling in those missing words when forming sentences.
Sound and Syllable Awareness By the age of 2, a child has a solid awareness of the sounds belonging to her language.
Even without knowing the written language, preschool children are able to rhyme with basic sounds, creating new, sometimes meaningless, sounds that are still part of the language, often at the annoyance of a mom in the driver’s seat.
A preschooler’s language development is a natural, instinctive process; he will use cues from adults to figure out what words mean, but not how to use them.
A preschooler might therefore know that “babysitter” means mom and dad are leaving for a while with a friendly girl staying in the house for a bit.