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: 48-54 Months

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Creates songs and rhymes

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interact with the child during play activities, learning centers, and story time.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to make up his own songs, rhymes and finger plays.

Behavior Observed

The child can make up silly songs and rhymes.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

After children have experienced many rhyming books, songs, and rhyming finger plays, adults can let children try making up their own.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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