North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media.

Skill Progression: Comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media

Age: 10-12 Months

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Points to individual pictures when named by adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe an adult looking at picture books or photographs with the infant.

Elicitation Strategy

Encourage the adult to share funny aspects of the pictures or make sound effects to go with what is shown in the photos.

Behavior Observed

Comprehension of symbolic representation is shown when the child points to named objects in pictures in a book.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children can recognize pictures of familiar objects or items that have been frequently labeled in a favorite book (e.g., duck). Encourage early childhood educators and parents to name pictures and ask, “Where is the…?” (e.g., ball). Adults can also make reading fun and encourage imitation of sounds, when they make sound effects while reading (e.g., “vroom, vroom” for a car; “grr,” for a bear; “mooo” for a cow, etc.)

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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