NLCI Curriculum Reference Guide - page 6

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3-6 Months
How your child will be developing and
learning during this stage.
Your child’s teacher will take a purposeful approach to
model, nurture and provide opportunities for growth in
these Links to Learning skill areas.
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Wellness
Gross Motor Skills and Balance
• Holds head with control when in an
upright position
• Engages in tummy time for short
periods of time
• Lifts head and chest off floor during
tummy time
• Lifts head when on back
• Brings feet to mouth
• Rolls from side to back or from side
to stomach
• Reaches out when on stomach
• Allows self to be pulled into a sitting
position
• Sits with support
Fine Motor Skills
• Reaches for toys
• Grabs toys
• Holds and shakes a rattle
• Grasps with finger and thumb
• Uses hand to “rake” smaller objects
Creative Expression
• Responds differently to a variety
of sounds
• Attends to noisemakers
• Explores texture and sensation
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Language and Literacy
Communication
• Laughs out loud
• Vocalizes simple consonant sounds
(m, p, b, n)
• Answers a sound with another
sound
• Attends to baby sign language
• Smiles at caregiver
• Responds to own name
• Uses voice to express joy and
displeasure
Literacy
• Explores books orally and by touch
• Looks at clear, simple pictures and
designs
• Follows objects with eyes from side
to side, focusing both eyes at the
same time
Social-Emotional
• Expresses feelings by making
sounds
• Notices strangers
• Recognizes and responds to familiar
actions
• Engages in social play with caregiver
• Recognizes and responds to basic
facial expressions of caregiver (e.g.
smiles in response to happy facial
expression)
• Attends to mirrors
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