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: 12-15 Months

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Makes animal sounds when looking at animal pictures

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines and while sharing books with an adult.

Elicitation Strategy

Show the child books about animals and take turns making the animal sounds.

Behavior Observed

The child remembers and associates pictures of animals with the sounds they make.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to show the child pictures in the book and corresponding items that the child will recognize. For example, the cup, hat, pants, etc. in the picture are the same items on or near the child. Adults can take turns naming and making animal or other sounds when reading books where sounds can be added.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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