Expressive Language Milestones for Toddlers

Here are my FREE lists of expressive language milestones for toddlers and young preschoolers. If you're working on expressive language and can't seem to make any progress, a child may be missing receptive language milestones. Children must understand words and concepts BEFORE they use those words to communicate. Check out the receptive lists in this post.

Expressive Targets Under 12 Months

Expressive Targets 12 to 24 Months

Expressive Targets 24 to 36 Months

Expressive Targets 36 to 48 Months


If you need ideas for working on these goals, I can help you with that! This list is from Teach Me To Talk: The Therapy Manual where you’ll find lists for receptive and expressive language milestones along with fabulous strategies and activities that WORK to help toddlers acquire each skill. If you want to know more about this book, click here.