North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children recall information and use it for new situations and problems

Skill Progression: Recalls and uses information for problem solving

Age: 8-10 Months

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Remembers simple games (peek-a-boo, patty cake) and actions to apply to a toy or object

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe an adult and child in face-to-face games and play with toys.

Elicitation Strategy

Tell the adult to give the child time to respond without prompting to see if he remembers the actions.

Behavior Observed

The infant will pull the scarf, put the adult’s hands together, etc. as a communication to continue the game and take a turn.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Turn-taking games are important for building social and communication exchanges. Remind early childhood educators and parents to play frequent give-and-take games and give the child time to initiate their turn. This requires them to remember, but also take the lead in the interaction.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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