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: 15-18 Months

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Carries a book around while walking

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when books are within reach.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed.

Behavior Observed

The child carries around his toys, and books are now as important as toys.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Books are now prized possessions. Children love for early childhood educators and parents to read to them. Encourage adults to read to the child frequently during the day. Also, help adults understand that responding to the child’s requests to share a book is important. Taking just a minute to look at a book or a few pictures in the book, tells the child that you value books and his interest in books.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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