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: Patterning

Age: 24-27 Months

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Tries to imitate songs and finger plays, dance moves, and rhythms with instruments

Situations for Observation of Skill

Provide musical instruments or use a box for a drum.

Elicitation Strategy

Sing a song and ask the child to play the drum to the song.

Behavior Observed

The child is beginning to pick up rhythmic patterns and beats in songs, music, and dance.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Encourage parents to sing and dance with their child. Explain the relationship of beats in music to patterns in math and rhythms in reading. Music can help lay a foundation for both

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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