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 express positive feelings about themselves and confidence in what they can do.

Skill Progression: Expresses and seeks out positive emotions about what they can do

Age: 33-36 Months

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Performs (e.g., songs, finger plays, and rhymes)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child demonstrating the songs, finger plays, and rhymes she has learned.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask what songs the child knows. Say, “I don’t know that one. How does it go?” If needed, start to sing and see if the child joins in. Clap or play a drum to accompany the child as you let the child take over.

Behavior Observed

The child takes pride in her ability to remember the song and demonstrate it.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to support the creative verbal efforts of the child, as well as other skills. Suggest adults sing songs and learn finger plays to teach the child. The child loves the combination of motor and singing and doing it with an adult makes it special.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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