North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small, and larger group interactions.

Skill Progression: Participate in conversations with peers and adults

Age: 27-30 Months

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Communicates about previous experiences when adult talks about them and asks questions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines with an adult and during play with other children.

Elicitation Strategy

During meal times the adult can initiate conversations about previous activities (e.g., what the child did at the park, what they bought at the store, etc.).

Behavior Observed

The child talks about what he did in various activities, what he likes to do, and what he wants to do next.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to remind the child during the activity to “Remember…” to share with others later. Encourage parents to have play dates and early childhood educators to encourage peer play. Children need time with other children, not just adults.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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