5 - 7 Years

  • At 5 - 7 years of age your child should be able to understand more complex instructions, and concepts such as first/last, same/different.
  • They should be able to understand most types of questions.


  • They should have started to understand jokes and humour.


  • Their grammar is usually correct in spoken sentences, but may make occasional errors.


  • They should be able to take part in a longer conversation: usually says things which are relevant to the conversation, and takes turns in speaking.


  • They should be able to tell you about an event fairly clearly.


  • Their speech is clear and easy to understand.


Adapted from: EIF Early Intervention Framework with Input from National Literacy Trust and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists