North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Creative Expression

Goal: Children demonstrate appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Music

Age: 21-24 Months

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Identifies preference in instrumental music

Situations for Observation of Skill

Listen to different types of instrumental music (piano, guitar, drums, horn, etc., as well as jazz, rock, classical, etc.) [Note: There are online sites and games to access these as well as phone apps.]

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child which music he likes to listen to best. Let him pick the one he wants to listen to again.

Behavior Observed

The child identifies the instrumental music he likes.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Although parents have their own musical preferences, encourage them to expose their child to a variety of instrumental as well as vocal music.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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