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: 15-18 Months

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Dances in different directions and in circles

Situations for Observation of Skill

Play music and everyone dance!

Elicitation Strategy

The adults can demonstrate different turns and moves for the child to imitate.

Behavior Observed

The child’s increasing motor skills enable the child to try more movements. They will look awkward, but they will try many moves.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Practice is important for developing ease of movement. Dancing challenges the motor skills and provides practice with movements which are different from walking.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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