Social Development and Emotional Development - Young Toddlers (8 to 21 Months)
Your young toddler is rapidly developing social and emotional skills they will use for a lifetime. Warm, responsive, and stable environments help them thrive. Be especially attentive to both verbal and non-verbal cues right now, as they are still developing the words to express how they're feeling. Respond consistently and positively. You'll be helping your toddler learn to manage emotions, feel good about themselves and relate positively with others.
About This Domain
The Social Development 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.