North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Creative Expression

Goal: Children demonstrate appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Music

Age: 36-42 Months

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Imbues music, dances with emotion

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in classroom music activities. Play some of the child’s favorite songs, especially those from favorite movies.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child demonstrates facial expressions and body language that match the emotions of the song or music (e.g., happy, sad, angry).

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Recognition that music can express emotion is an important concept for music appreciation. Talk about how the music makes one feel.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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