North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children understand communications from others.

Skill Progression: Understand communication from others

Age: 24-27 Months

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Understands size (e.g., big, little)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Have two sizes of dolls and props for both.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child, “Do you want the big doll or the little doll?” Let the child take the desired doll. Then find the big and little hats, pants, shoes, etc. for each.

Behavior Observed

The child identifies big and little objects.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to use descriptive words with their child, including size and color words (though the concept of color as a characteristic is just emerging).

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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