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: 24-27 Months

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Increases activity level with fast rhythms

Situations for Observation of Skill

Play music with fast rhythms for dancing.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Children typically begin to move in rhythm with the music, matching the beat for movement speed.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to include music in the child’s day. Exposure to different types of music and music from varying cultures broadens the child’s music appreciation.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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