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 self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama, and dance.

Skill Progression: Art

Age: 24-27 Months

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Makes circles inside of circles, radiating lines from circles, and repetitive line formations

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide paper and markers or crayons, as well as sensory art materials.

Elicitation Strategy

Draw pictures together. Let the child draw independently for a minute. The adult can then draw something simple, such as a house, sun, and a flower. This will suggest to the child to try the same type of effort. This can also be done with finger paints.

Behavior Observed

The child may make a circle for a sun and may add radiating lines. He will also attempt to draw straight lines.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Although they may be messy, tactile art projects are fun and introduce new categories to the child. If early childhood educators and parents play with the child the child can learn new descriptive vocabulary (soft, squishy, flat, round, etc.) Impress upon early childhood educators and parents the importance of children experiencing different types of art and play materials and textures.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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