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 speak audibly and express thoughts, and feelings, and ideas clearly.

Skill Progression: Language production

Age: 30-33 Months

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Produces imperative implying “you"

Situations for Observation of Skill

Read a book together about something that is familiar, but not present at the time (e.g., a trip to the park, the zoo, etc.).

Elicitation Strategy

Comment on, ask questions about, and discuss the various aspects of things in the book.

Behavior Observed

The child produces imperative implying "you."

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Having two-way conversations builds narrative skills. Encourage parents to talk about previous activities, such as going to the store, visiting a grandparent, going to a party, and so on. Ask about what happened, how she felt, what she liked, disliked, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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