Birth to age 2
- Refers to "the way people are".
- "Stable individual differences in quality and intensity".
- "Activity level, attention and emotional self-regulation".
- Activity level: time a child spends in active versus quiet modes.
- Intensity of reaction: in terms of being more or less loud or forceful.
- Child may show excitement by looking alert.
- Distress is shown by crying.
- No tears when child cries.
- Smiles at sound of your voice.
- Raises head and chest when lying on stomach.
- Grasp objects, Smiles at other people.
- Rolls from back to stomach, stomach to back.
- Moves object from hand to hand.
- Responds to own name.
- Finds partially hidden objects.
- Expresses emotions including happiness, sadness, fear, and anger.
- Distinguish between familiar family and friends and strangers.
- Show frustration when a toy is taken away.
- Respond to spoken words and gestures.
- Feed themselves small bites of food.
- Imitate simple actions.
- Hold a cup and drink with help.