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 describe familiar people, places, things, and events.

Skill Progression: Use of narrative skills to describe

Age: 30-33 Months

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Acts out multiple action sequences within an event with dolls or action figures; talks to or for the dolls or figures

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in play with action figures or dolls.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child engages in a play sequence with a series of actions (e.g., drives the toy bus, stops at stop sign, let’s characters off the bus).

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Help early childhood educators and parents understand the importance of sequencing ideas into actions. When children put their thoughts into an action sequence, they have a reason to talk about a series of things. This is the basis of a conversation. Encourage adults to support multi-sequence play by asking about what will happen next. After play talk about what the children did and the sequence of actions and dialogue.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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