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: 27-30 Months

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Requests adult read the same book repeatedly

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the books the child selects for the adult to read.

Elicitation Strategy

If the child does not spontaneously recite the story, the adult may start reading and let the child continue.

Behavior Observed

The child seeks out books that have been read many times, because she can now remember whole texts from these books.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to read books numerous times. Even though they may tire of a given book, the child is building attention, memory, and self-confidence. Adults should also ask the child to read to them or a doll (or stuffed animals). This gives the child practice in sequencing a familiar narrative.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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