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: 2-4 Months

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Listens to sounds and begins to differentiate

Situations for Observation of Skill

Ask the parents about the infant’s responses to music and movement.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

Parents indicate the child responds differently to different types of movement and music.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to pay attention to the movement patterns and musical patterns the infant prefers. For example, some infants like heavy, strong movement patterns and music, while others like gentle movements and soft, mild sounds.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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