young child

This page is about the collocation young child

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a person who's very young, but not a baby

For example

  • My sister has two young children under the age of five.

  • Most parents send very young children to child-minding centres these days.

Similar collocations are "young boy" and "young girl". In common usage, "young" in these collocations often means from the time a child can walk to the age of five or six.

Quick Quiz

If you want to teach young children, don't work in

a. a kindergarten

b. a primary school

c. a secondary school

Contributor: Matt Errey