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 self-expression and creativity in a variety of forms and contexts, including play, visual arts, music, drama, and dance.

Skill Progression: Art

Age: 21-24 Months

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Names scribbles as representing something

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide paper, crayons and children’s scissors.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to make a picture. The adult can ask, “What are you drawing?” When the drawing is complete, the adult can show the child how to snip some fringe around the drawing.

Behavior Observed

See if the child assigns meaning to his marks. This is an indication that the child is beginning to use lines to represent something.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Lines and marks are now starting to represent something to the child.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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