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: Behavioral regulation

Age: 4-6 Months

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Stops crying when people talk to him

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe when the child is upset (if not crying too intensely).

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

When people talk to the infant, the infant is now interested in seeing what will happen, so he quiets and attends to the speakers.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Learning to stop and listen to others is a milestone. Infants first do this because they want to hear the sound of a human voice. Help parents understand how talking to the infant is critical for their social and communication development.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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