North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

Skill Progression: Develop interest in books and motivation to read

Age: 21-24 Months

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May use books as a transitional object

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child examining books independently.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child carries books to different rooms or wants to take a book with him in the car or stroller.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to keep books where children can access them independently. Board books are fairly indestructible. More fragile books can be placed out of reach, but shared jointly. Adults can begin to teach children about care of books and being “gentle” with the pages, tabs, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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