Language Development: Age 4-5

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  • 1. 

    Which is a characteristic for receptive language for a 4-5 year old?

    • A.

      Most sounds are pronounced correctly

    • B.

      Understands spatial concepts

    • C.

      Can describe patterns

    • D.

      Can construct long sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Understands spatial concepts
    Explanation
    Understanding spatial concepts is a characteristic of receptive language for a 4-5 year old. This means that the child is able to comprehend and understand concepts such as up, down, in, out, on, under, etc. They can understand and follow instructions that involve spatial relationships, such as "put the toy on the table" or "go to the corner of the room." This ability shows their understanding of language and their cognitive development in terms of spatial awareness.

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  • 2. 

    The language game "Which one doesn't belong?" best develops which of the following skills in 4-5 year olds?

    • A.

      Categorizing and explaining

    • B.

      Imagining and describing

    • C.

      Retelling and using expression

    • D.

      Predicting and asking questions

    Correct Answer
    A. Categorizing and explaining
    Explanation
    The language game "Which one doesn't belong?" involves identifying and categorizing different objects or items based on their similarities and differences. By playing this game, 4-5 year olds are encouraged to think critically and analyze the characteristics of each item in order to determine which one does not belong. In addition, they also develop their ability to explain their reasoning and communicate their thoughts effectively, which further enhances their categorization skills. Therefore, the correct answer is categorizing and explaining.

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  • 3. 

    Language is

    • A.

      A way people express themselves

    • B.

      A way to produce the recognizable sounds that make up language

    • C.

      A set of shared rules that can be expressed verbally, by writing, or by making gestures

    • D.

      Both a and c

    Correct Answer
    D. Both a and c
    Explanation
    Language is both a way people express themselves and a set of shared rules that can be expressed verbally, by writing, or by making gestures. People use language to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and ideas, which is the way they express themselves. Additionally, language is also a set of shared rules that allow people to understand and be understood by others. These rules can be expressed verbally, through spoken language, or through writing, as well as through non-verbal communication such as gestures. Therefore, the correct answer is both a and c.

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  • 4. 

    What age range is most critical for language development?

    • A.

      0-2

    • B.

      2-4

    • C.

      4-5

    • D.

      0-5

    Correct Answer
    D. 0-5
    Explanation
    The age range of 0-5 is the most critical for language development because during this period, children's brains are highly receptive to language acquisition. From birth to age 2, children rapidly absorb language skills and begin to understand and produce words. Between ages 2 and 4, vocabulary and sentence structure expand significantly. By age 5, children have usually developed a solid foundation in language and can communicate effectively. This early language development period is crucial as it sets the stage for future language skills and cognitive development.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following books are especially good for reading to 4-5 year olds?

    • A.

      Books with few pictures to create emphasis on the printed words

    • B.

      Books with repeated words and phrases

    • C.

      Books with unpredictable plots

    • D.

      Books with several unknown words to increase vocabulary

    Correct Answer
    B. Books with repeated words and phrases
    Explanation
    Books with repeated words and phrases are especially good for reading to 4-5 year olds because they help in developing early literacy skills. The repetition allows children to recognize and remember words, improving their reading fluency. It also helps in building their vocabulary and comprehension as they become familiar with the patterns and structures of language. Additionally, the repetition provides a sense of predictability and comfort, making the reading experience enjoyable and engaging for young children.

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  • 6. 

    When talking to a 4-5 year old, which of the following things should occur in the conversation?

    • A.

      Using only words that the child already knows

    • B.

      Using plain, non-descriptive language to keep the message simple

    • C.

      Giving him or her a chance to respond to questions or statements

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Giving him or her a chance to respond to questions or statements
    Explanation
    When talking to a 4-5 year old, it is important to give them a chance to respond to questions or statements. This allows the child to actively participate in the conversation and develop their communication skills. It also promotes their cognitive and social development by encouraging them to express their thoughts and feelings. Additionally, it helps to build their confidence and self-esteem as they feel heard and valued in the conversation.

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  • 7. 

    If a 4-5 year old has not developed all of the necessary characteristics, the child ALWAYS:

    • A.

      Has a language disorder

    • B.

      Has a speech disorder

    • C.

      Both of these

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. None of these
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "none of these". This means that if a 4-5 year old has not developed all of the necessary characteristics, it does not necessarily mean that the child has a language disorder, a speech disorder, or both. There could be various reasons for the child not developing these characteristics, and it does not automatically indicate a disorder.

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  • 8. 

    How can families best promote language development in their 4-5 year old?

    • A.

      By consulting a speech language pathologist for tutoring sessions

    • B.

      By handing them books to read independently with assistive reading devices

    • C.

      By watching educational television shows about words and language together

    • D.

      By playing, talking, reading, and writing together

    Correct Answer
    D. By playing, talking, reading, and writing together
    Explanation
    Playing, talking, reading, and writing together are effective ways for families to promote language development in their 4-5 year old. By engaging in play, children have the opportunity to use and understand language in a meaningful context. Talking with children helps to expand their vocabulary and develop their communication skills. Reading together exposes children to new words and concepts, while also fostering a love for reading. Writing activities, such as drawing or scribbling, help children develop their fine motor skills and begin to understand that print carries meaning. Overall, these activities provide rich language experiences that support language development in young children.

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  • 9. 

    The vocabulary knowledge of a 4-5 year old is:

    • A.

      100 words

    • B.

      1500 words

    • C.

      500 words

    • D.

      50 words

    Correct Answer
    B. 1500 words
    Explanation
    A 4-5 year old typically has a vocabulary knowledge of around 1500 words. At this age, children are rapidly expanding their vocabulary and learning new words every day. They are able to understand and use a wide range of words, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, and simple phrases. Their language skills are developing rapidly, and they are able to communicate their thoughts and feelings effectively. This level of vocabulary knowledge is considered to be age-appropriate for a 4-5 year old.

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  • 10. 

    A 4-5 year old may have trouble telling all of the following except:

    • A.

      Involved imaginative stories

    • B.

      Sequence of historical events

    • C.

      Mathematics principles

    • D.

      Stories involving similes and metaphors

    Correct Answer
    A. Involved imaginative stories
    Explanation
    A 4-5 year old may have trouble telling involved imaginative stories because at this age, their language and cognitive skills are still developing. They may struggle with creating complex narratives or using their imagination to come up with detailed stories. However, they may still be able to understand and tell simple stories, sequence historical events, and grasp basic mathematics principles.

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  • 11. 

    All 4-5 year olds

    • A.

      Will develop language the same way

    • B.

      Girls develop at the same time

    • C.

      Boys will develop at the same time

    • D.

      Will not develop language the same way

    Correct Answer
    D. Will not develop language the same way
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "will not develop language the same way." This is because language development can vary among individuals, even within the same age group. Factors such as individual differences, exposure to language, and environmental influences can all impact the way in which children develop their language skills.

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  • 12. 

    If you are concerned about your child's speech or language development, you should see

    • A.

      A social worker

    • B.

      A special education teacher

    • C.

      A speech-language pathologist

    • D.

      A literacy coach

    Correct Answer
    C. A speech-language pathologist
    Explanation
    If you are concerned about your child's speech or language development, seeing a speech-language pathologist would be the most appropriate choice. Speech-language pathologists specialize in assessing and treating communication disorders, including speech and language delays or difficulties. They have the expertise to evaluate your child's specific needs and provide targeted interventions to help improve their communication skills. Social workers, special education teachers, and literacy coaches may also play important roles in supporting children with speech and language difficulties, but a speech-language pathologist would be the most directly relevant professional in this situation.

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