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 self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama, and dance.

Skill Progression: Music/dance

Age: 8-10 Months

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Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant sitting or standing supported. Play music and sing along. Have the adult move his own body or dance.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed other than described.

Behavior Observed

The infant will bounce her body up and down with the music and may make intonational sound patterns to imitate the singing.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Music can be an important part of family life, one that all family members can enjoy. Encourage parents to listen to their adult music but also play songs for young children that have simple tunes and words.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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