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: 33-36 Months

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Names or sings favorite songs, finger plays, etc.

Situations for Observation of Skill

Talk to the child about music.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to tell you her favorite songs or finger plays.

Behavior Observed

Able to name or sing favorite songs.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage early childhood educators and parents to talk about what they like in different books and pictures and ask the child for her likes and dislikes. Tell parents not to judge their child’s preferences, as this will discourage independent thinking.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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