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 appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Music

Age: 15-18 Months

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Imitate sounds, words, and movements

Situations for Observation of Skill

The adult plays familiar children’s songs.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child tries to sing along, imitating the rhythm, words, and movements. The child does not get all of the words and actions, but uses approximations.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to learn simple children’s songs and finger plays. Provide them with online resources they can use.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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