When my children started speaking, it didn’t take long for David and Eva to begin speaking in sentences. For Samuel it took a little longer. Now, my son who was last to speak in a sentence is first in being able to answer questions in a meaningful way. In fact, he is almost at the stage where you can have a conversation with him, which I think is astounding!
Watching the development of my kids has shown me that in fact every child is different and it’s dangerous to compare kids. The child who is last in area today may be first tomorrow and vice versa. That’s why it always puzzles me when I hear people say things like “he’s the smart one” or “she’s the smart one.” How do you know who is the smart one is because one can stack blocks better than another? I think if you are gonna make assumptions about one child’s abilities over another, you should never assume the worst but always assume the absolute best.