North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children use their senses to construct knowledge about the world around them

Skill Progression: Constructs knowledge

Age: 15-18 Months

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Uses a variety of objects together in different ways in trial-and-error

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the toddler playing with a variety of materials.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child will try different ways to combine objects, stacking, lining up, and putting in, and so on.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to provide household items, such as paper plates and cups, pots and lids, empty clean cartons, etc. to play with and stack. Children are learning about directionality, spatial relations, and balance.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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