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 describe familiar people, places, things, and events.

Skill Progression: Use of narrative skills to describe

Age: 18-21 Months

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Starts to construct actions and events by searching for needed props (e.g., spoon for bowl, driver for car)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in dramatic play related to daily routines.

Elicitation Strategy

Provide the basic elements for a specific activity, leaving out some essential props (e.g., provide a plate but no utensils).

Behavior Observed

The child knows what is needed for specific routines or events and seeks the needed objects.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to provide common materials within daily routines.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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