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: 21-24 Months

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Directs conversation in dramatic play toward self, dolls, stuffed animals, and an adult

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child in dramatic play with dolls or action figures and props.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child talks to whatever or whoever she is playing with and repeats sequences because they are pleasurable.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Many early childhood educators and parents give children toys and then want them to play independently. Encourage adults to play with children, or at least observe and comment on the children’s play.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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