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: 27-30 Months

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Experiments with making marks on all different surfaces to see the results (walls, table, floor)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide different surfaces for children to draw on with markers (paper, foil, plastic wrap).

Elicitation Strategy

Pull out the different materials and markers and let the child draw. The results will vary across materials, so the child will discover differences.

Behavior Observed

Does the child persist with the markers on the different surfaces? Does she notice and comment on the different effects?

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to provide an easily cleanable space (on a cookie tray, on newspaper or a plastic cloth) for the child to experiment with different types of art materials, including paints, play, dough, etc. The more comfortable the child is with different materials, the more he will be able to combine them in different ways.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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