North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Emotional and Social Development (ESD)

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self

Goal: Children demonstrate a positive sense of self-identify and self-awareness.

Skill Progression: Awareness of self through emotional expressions and verbalizations

Age: 4-6 Months

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Imitates sounds made by adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch face-to-face play between the adult and infant.

Elicitation Strategy

Make vowel sounds, tongue clicks or other interesting sounds in a slow pattern to give the child time to respond.

Behavior Observed

The infant ties to imitate the sounds and/or mouth movements of adults.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Face-to-face sound play is important for speech development. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to do vocal turn-taking play frequently during daily routines and playtime.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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