North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children demonstrate knowledge of relationships and roles within their own families, homes, and communities.

Skill Progression: Demonstrates knowledge of relationships and roles

Age: 36-42 Months

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Frequent sibling rivalry and arguments

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in home and/or school.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Interactions with siblings may be contentious, as they vie for toys and attention from parents.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents may be able to benefit from tips on how to deal with sibling rivalry. Listen and reflect back what each child is saying and help children learn to negotiate solutions.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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