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 ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Skill Progression: Asks questions

Age: 30-33 Months

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Asks “What…doing” questions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child reading a new story with a variety of unusual actions, such as Olivia Saves the Circus.

Elicitation Strategy

Examine the pictures and let the child comment and ask questions.

Behavior Observed

The child asks questions to obtain information.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children begin to ask about actions. Early childhood educators and parents can encourage children to label the actions and try them out. Children better remember words that they have experienced in some way.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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