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 recall information and use it for new situations and problems

Skill Progression: Recalls and uses information for problem solving

Age: 27-30 Months

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Fills in missing words in familiar books, songs, rhymes, etc.

Situations for Observation of Skill

Read one of the child’s favorite books or sing a favorite song or rhyme.

Elicitation Strategy

Leave out the last word or an important word in the book or song.

Behavior Observed

The child will fill in the missing word.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Children love to show that they know book lines and song phrases or finger plays. Encourage early childhood educators and parents to do all three with the child and give the child the opportunity to “show off” by knowing what is missing.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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