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: 6-8 Months

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Reacts to emotions of others

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant when she is playing near adults and siblings / others.

Elicitation Strategy

During the peek-a-boo game, the adult can change from a smiling to a sad face.

Behavior Observed

When the adult changes emotional expression, the infant looks confused and works to get the parent to smile.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to use clear facial expressions and inflection with their communication to help the infant understand the emotions associated with the communication.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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