North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

Skill Progression: Develop interest in books and motivation to read

Age: 1-2 Months

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Examines contrasting patterns

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child with a black and white patterned mobile, book, or picture cards.

Elicitation Strategy

Place the stimulus within the infant’s view (not further than 12 inches) and observe his eye movements.

Behavior Observed

The child’s eyes are drawn to the black and white pattern over other pattern options.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Use of black and white stimuli while the infant’s vision is developing helps him focus his attention. Acuity and color vision are refined in the first few months of life.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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