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: Art

Age: 15-18 Months

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Makes random scribbles with crayon or marker, begins to use fingers in grasp some of the time

Situations for Observation of Skill

Give the child paper and a crayon.

Elicitation Strategy

If the child does not spontaneously scribble on the paper, the adult can demonstrate.

Behavior Observed

Observe the child’s grasp and see if fingers are starting to be included in the grasp.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to give their child supervised practices with crayons to help them develop a more refined grasp and better control.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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