North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Creative Expression

Goal: Children demonstrate appreciation for different forms of artistic expressions.

Skill Progression: Music

Age: 1-2 Months

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Calms to rhythmic movement, sounds, and music

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child when crying or fussy.

Elicitation Strategy

Play soft music and have the parent rock the baby back-and-forth slowly.

Behavior Observed

The child calms with rhythmic sounds, movements, and/or music.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Parents typically use rocking movements to sooth their baby. Encourage parents to use music as well. Input to both the auditory (hearing) and vestibular (movement) systems can help some children calm more easily.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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