Social and Emotional Development - Infants (Birth to 12 Months)
Social and emotional development begins almost as soon as your infant can open their eyes. Every interaction at this stage is crucial, as infants are learning to form attachments to people who care for them. Maintain a warm, responsive and predictable environment with plenty of cuddles and smiles. Every interaction helps your baby learn to manage emotions, feel good about themselves and relate positively with others.
About This Domain
The Social and Emotional Development domain includes children’s feelings about themselves and their relationships with others, as well as learning to manage and express emotions. These skills and characteristics effect progress in every other area of development.