7 - 11 Years

 

  • At 7 - 11 years of age your child should be able to understand words that have more than one meaning / multiple meanings, e.g. 'solution' can mean the answer to a problem, or a liquid.

 

  • They should be able to understand some implied or suggested information in stories and conversations.

 

  • They should begin to understand sayings (metaphor) and other abstract meaning, e.g., 'you are my sunshine', 'it was as clear as mud'.

 

  • They should understand words relating to time, e.g., before, after, yesterday, this evening, etc.

 

  • They should remember 3 or more items in short term memory.

 

  • They should understand and use question words, e.g. who, when, why.

 

  • They should be able to follow a story without having pictures present.

 

  • They should be learning new words in the classroom and can make some links between related information.

 

  • Your child should be making only a few errors with the grammar of spoken sentences so sentences sound correct.

 

  • They should be able to relay a sequence of events or quite complicated stories.

 

  • They should have a growing awareness of others' points of view and opinions.

 

  • Their immature errors with pronunciation are less. Speech is understandable.