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: 30-33 Months

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Remembers visual landmarks and anticipates the intended destination

Situations for Observation of Skill

Ask the parent about their experience with their child on walks and outings in the car.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the parent if the child points out landmarks that indicate they remember the route. (He says, “There’s the church. Then our house.”) When walking within the neighborhood, the child remembers who lives where and how to get to places they go to frequently.

Behavior Observed

The parent reports what landmarks the child recognizes on the way to various places. The parent reports places on the block or nearby where he walks with his child and the child can lead the way.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to point out landmarks to the child on the way to places they go frequently. This will aid the child’s memory for places. Also, parents can build the child’s confidence and autonomy by letting them guide their walks in the neighborhood.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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