North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media.

Skill Progression: Comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media

Age: 30-33 Months

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Knows there are picture books, story books, and books about real things

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child and adult reading familiar and unfamiliar books together.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to tell you about the different books in his house or ones brought by a visiting adult.

Behavior Observed

The child talks about how his books are different (e.g., real pictures, stories, etc.)

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to make use of the local library. Let the child explore and check out different kinds of books. This will help the child build knowledge of various genres of books and their uses. Early childhood educators and parents often read storybooks, but expository books with pictures of real living and nonliving things stimulate the child’s interest in and curiosity about the world.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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