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 demonstrate the social and behavioral skills needed to successfully participate in groups.

Skill Progression: Social awareness and conscience

Age: 30-33 Months

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Imitates peers and involves them in activities

Situations for Observation of Skill

Imitates peers and involves them in activities

Elicitation Strategy

If the children do not interact spontaneously, introduce an activity that two can do, such as block play. Once interacting, the adult can back out.

Behavior Observed

The child wants to play with peers, so invites them to join him in whatever he is doing.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to have play dates or meet other children at the park or some play area. Children can learn to negotiate with each other with support and guidance from adults.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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