North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Social Connections

Goal: Children identify and demonstrate acceptance of similarities and differences between themselves and others

Skill Progression: Identify and demonstrate acceptance of similarities and differences

Age: 6-8 Months

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Consistently makes the sounds of the parent’s language

Situations for Observation of Skill

Listen to the sounds the infant makes in interaction with the parent.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed. If desired the adult can talk to the infant and try to start a “conversation.”

Behavior Observed

The infant’s sounds are all part of the repertoire of the parent.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Explain to parents that infants can initially make the sounds of all languages. But as they hear the parents’ communication, they lose the sounds they never hear. Thus they are primed to learn the specific sounds of their culture.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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