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 participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small, and larger group interactions.

Skill Progression: Participate in conversations with peers and adults

Age: 54-60 Months

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Talks about another person’s likes, dislikes, and point of view

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in peer discussions throughout the day.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child about what she thinks her parent, sister, or friend would like for lunch, their birthday, etc.

Behavior Observed

The child talks about what different people he knows like or dislike.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Provide opportunities for children to share opinions about a variety of topics, including activities, lunches, books, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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