North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

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

Subdomain: Mathematical Thinking and Expression

Goal: Children compare, sort, group, organize and measure objects and create patterns in their everyday environment.

Skill Progression: Measuring

Age: 15-18 Months

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Time: Associates objects with events that occur (coat on is followed by going out)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Watch the child during play with large and small objects of the same type, for instance, large and small dolls and doll clothing (particularly shoes), large and small trucks, and so on.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation is needed.

Behavior Observed

Places objects of different sizes together to compare them. May try to put the small doll shoes on the bigger doll just to see if she can.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to involve children in laundry folding. They can help find the big socks and little socks, big pants and little pants, etc. Experience comparing a variety of objects helps establish the concept of different measurements.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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