Child Development - Language Learn these words 11 ... Telegraphic speech. 18-24 months (more car, no bed) Adding complexity. 2+ years. Skinner. language is learned. Children vary in their development of speech and language skills. However, they follow a natural progression or timetable for mastering the skills of language. A checklist of milestones for the normal development of speech and language skills in children from birth to 5 years of age is included below.
The development of language varies so greatly, that it really isn't wise to begin comparing your toddler to another toddler. Your child's speech may develop in spurts instead of continuously. Girls' speech typically develop earlier than boys' speech. Overall, toddlers appear to understand much more than they can actually verbalize.