North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Health and Physical Development (HPD)

Subdomain: Self-Care

Goal: Children develop independence in caring for themselves and their environment.

Skill Progression: Dressing

Age: 2-4 Months

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Practices grasping by clutching or pulling at clothing

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the infant lying on his back or in the adult’s arms.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The infant moves fingers of both hands over clothing or a blanket feeling the texture.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children begin to notice different textures in their clothing, blanket, toys, bottle, etc. Tactile exploration should be encouraged. Explain how children’s grasp starts with a reflex and tactile interest.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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