North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Foundations for Writing

Goal: Children use writing skills and writing conventions.

Skill Progression: Use writing skills and writing conventions

Age: 15-18 Months

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Holds crayon in fist

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide paper and a crayon.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult demonstrates a back-and-forth scribble.

Behavior Observed

The child uses back-and-forth movements of his arm and hand to make a scribble.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to give the child the opportunity to experiment with crayons, markers, and other magic doodle devices. Make scribbling fun!

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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