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: 12-15 Months

Click here to go to all skills for ages 12-15 Months.

Actually dances with weight-shifting, not just bouncing

Situations for Observation of Skill

Play music and everyone dance!

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will move from one foot to another from side-to-side, keeping with the music.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

This is the age of learning to walk. Music and movement to music encourages the child to practice needed skills such as balance, body rotation, and weight shifting. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to dance and sing with the child frequently.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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