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 with Others

Goal: Children form relationships and interact positively with other children

Skill Progression: Positive social interactions

Age: 6-8 Months

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Attempts to get the attention of other children with vocalizations and actions

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe when other children are near the infant.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant stares at the child with intense interest and begins to move and vocalize in an apparent attempt to get the child’s attention.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Show siblings how to “talk” to the baby through imitation of the sounds the baby makes. Tell them to give the baby time to respond. The siblings will feel powerful when they discover they can get the baby to talk.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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