Children begin learning vocabulary at an early age. Beginning in the first few years, children are learning how to point to body parts, clothing items and named objects. They then move on to identifying pictures and actions in books and scenes. Tangible objects (items a child can touch, manipulate, or do something with) are often learned prior to vocabulary in print (flashcards, books, etc.). Children can understand more complex sentences and conversations once they have established a foundation for vocabulary.