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 ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Skill Progression: Asks questions

Age: 54-60 Months

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Asks about another person’s perspective (e.g., “What do you think about…?”)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during centers in the classroom.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child asks others questions, such as, “What do you think of my picture?” “What do you think we should do next?”

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Asking about others’ viewpoints should be encouraged in order to help children understand that others may have different perspectives that may be just as valid or interesting as their own.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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