North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children use their senses to construct knowledge about the world around them

Skill Progression: Constructs knowledge

Age: 18-21 Months

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Uses real and pretend objects together functionally

Situations for Observation of Skill

Uses real and pretend objects together functionally

Elicitation Strategy

Provide real objects, such as a phone or plates and utensils along with pretend objects such as plastic food or pictures of food.

Behavior Observed

The adult may need to suggest a play scenario of cooking or planting flowers, etc.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

The child can use the real objects (dishes, shovels) to pretend with the objects that look real but are not.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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