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 participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small, and larger group interactions.

Skill Progression: Participate in conversations with peers and adults

Age: 30-33 Months

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Participates in storytelling and book reading with adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child reading a book together.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child comments on the pictures and answers and asks questions of the adult.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to read to and talk about the pictures and content in books several times a day. Exposure to and discussion about books is critical for learning vocabulary and narrative skills.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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