At what age can a child understand and follow instruction?
My son is 11 months old. He can walk and can say, Mom, Dad, Bub, Car, You and Banana. He understands what 'No' Means and even shakes his head when you say it lol but that may very well be he knows the tone and what it relates to rather than it being an instruction. At what age do children start being able to understand simple instructions. I can say "Mason, please bring (insert random object he is holding) to Mommy" or "Mason, can you pick up (another random object)" and he will do it around 50% of the time. I certainly don't expect for me to ask him to go wash the dishes and he'll do it (lmao ath the thought of an 11 month old washing the dishes) . Should he be able to follow simple instructions by now? I'm not worried about developmental problems or anything just enjoy teaching him things and we've started the whole "help mommy pick up your toys and put them back" thing.
So at what age can you expect them to understand and follow instruction? Mason is a very independant and defiant child, he could just do what we're saying just because he thinks its funny LOL.