At this stage, your child's receptive language skills are essential for following instructions, writing and reading. The focus of this age group should be totally on the development of understanding speech and language skills. Your sweetie pie is over 7 years old, and now he has increased memory capabilities, that means he can now listen for a sustained period of time and can also remember the commands.
What you need to know
At this point, you will notice that your kiddo starts following complex directions with little repetition. Your little one might now follow a series of instructions or a procedure for completing a task as in cooking or performing an activity. Receptive language is one of the 6 important categories of speech and language skills that these days speech therapists consider as a milestones. So you should support your little one with lot of opportunities to use language in a variety of settings with both friends and adults. It is a great way to understand that your kiddo is developing his speech and language skills. It is also a positive sign that your kiddo is heading towards better development.