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: 21-24 Months

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Engages in reading behavior by verbalizing while looking at pictures

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child examining books independently.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child examines books, and labels objects and actions in the book.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to keep books where children can access them independently. Board books are fairly indestructible. More fragile books can be placed out of reach, but shared jointly. Adults can begin to teach children about care of books and being “gentle” with the pages, tabs, etc.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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