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 self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama, and dance.

Skill Progression: Drama

Age: 42-48 Months

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Acts out simple stories

Situations for Observation of Skill

This is best observed in the classroom. Use the existing dramatic play materials in the dramatic play area.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will add to actions of others and the actions will evolve with no particular joint goal.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Associative play among peers is important at this time. Children learn to negotiate, plan, organize, lead, follow, and problem solve. Dramatic play should be part of every classroom, with changing themes to promote creativity and imagination, rather than repetition.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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