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: 54-60 Months

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Discusses and negotiates roles, actions, and dialogue with other players in dramatizations

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the children engaged in dramatic play in the classroom.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will demonstrate cooperative play, with children deciding jointly on a plan for the play actions. The child will use dialogue in character as part of dramatization.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children will often recreate dramatic play at school when at home. They will also create new narratives. Encourage parents to let their child have frequent play dates, and provide the “stuff” for creating play productions.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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