North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Mathematical Thinking and Expression

Goal: Children compare, sort, group, organize and measure objects and create patterns in their everyday environment.

Skill Progression: Patterning

Age: 15-18 Months

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Imitates patterns of movement and singing

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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