Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview


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What is phonology?

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1. What is the first major phonological skill developed?

2. By what age will most children have acquired the ability to speak their first word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you see how well you understand the stages of phonological development in children. In order to do well on the quiz, you'll need to remember what phonology is as well as knowing the first major phonological skill developed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to check your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of phonology
  • First major phonological skill
  • When most children utter their first word
  • Age most children are fully intelligible
  • Skills most children gain between 1 and 2 years old

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the first phonological skill normally developed
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the ages relating to phonological development and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phonological development in children lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how children organize sounds into language, view our lesson called Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what phonology is
  • Appreciate the smallest unit of language
  • Identify the five major skills that are acquired and their characteristics
  • Describe the overall phonological developmental stages of children