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 speak audibly and express thoughts, and feelings, and ideas clearly.

Skill Progression: Language production

Age: 8-10 Months

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“Sings” along with familiar songs

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant when the adult is singing to her.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult sings a familiar song the infant has heard many times.

Behavior Observed

The infant tries to make sounds using the musical intonation.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to sing to the infant frequently. Singing encourages the use of a variety of sound patterns and changing intonation.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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