- Around a year, your child should show understanding of the names of important people (by looking for 'daddy' when his name is mentioned) and important objects (like 'bottle')
- By 18 months, your toddler should be able to follow simple directions (eg. 'get your book') and might answer a simple question with a nod or shake of the head (eg. 'do you want juice?'), or possibly say 'yes' or 'no'
- By age 2, your toddler should be following directions with two steps (eg. 'get your boots and go to the door') and understanding some difficult concepts like 'big' and 'small'
- By age 3, your toddler may not have all the vocabulary of an adult, but they should be able to follow complex directions and answer questions without a problem.