North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

Skill Progression: Develop interest in books and motivation to read

Age: 6-8 Months

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Holds book in both hands

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child sharing a book.

Elicitation Strategy

Hand the book to the child and watch what he does with it. Then open the book and begin to read or talk about the pictures.

Behavior Observed

The infant uses two hands to hold the book and may put the book up to his mouth to explore it. After the adult begins to read the book, the infant helps turn the pages by lifting them and moving them to the left.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can help children understand how to use books, by allowing the child to be involved in the actions needed to read the book. Picking up the book, opening it, and helping to turn the pages are important actions for the child to learn.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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