Language is different from speech and both are used by your child to communicate with the world around him.
Speech is the physical means of communicating. It involves all parts of the mouth (tongue, lips, jaws and teeth) in creating sounds that lead to speaking.
Language is being able to understand and use our language to communicate. Language can be broken down into two areas, receptive language and expressive language. Receptive Language is defined as processing and understanding language that is hearing and understanding what is said. Expressive language is the use of language and can be either spoken or written.
Speech development in kindergarten:
Speech sound acquisition chart:
Language and hearing in four and five year olds and suggestions for parents:
End of kindergarten language goals:
Activities to encourage speech and language development birth through age six: