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: Drama

Age: 8-10 Months

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Shows affection to dolls

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide a small doll for the infant.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Watch to see if the child hugs the doll.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents often do not realize that infants become interested in dolls at a very early age. Having a doll encourages nurturing behavior on the part of the infant. Explain that this is an important way for children to learn to share emotions in dramatic play.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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