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 appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Music

Age: 6-8 Months

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Reacts differently to different musical patterns

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when fast, loud music is played versus quiet, gentle music.

Elicitation Strategy

Play different types of music (rock versus lullaby; salsa or reggae versus classical).

Behavior Observed

The infant makes more active movements with the louder, faster beat and slower movements with the softer music.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to expose their child to different types of music. Expanding their repertoire will help them develop an appreciation for different patterns later.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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