Birth to age 2

By : Jada Foster

Temperament

  • A child's temperament are emotional reactions .
  • Passivity,irritability,and activity patterns are examples of a child temperament .
  • passivity - child is not familiar with their surrounds so they tend to react .
  • Irritability - A child is stressed
  • Activity patterns - Moving arms and legs constantly .
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Attachment

  • A development between people who care for each other .
  • Infants will single a person out for special attention .
  • Cooing , kicking , gurgling , and laughing are examples of attachment .
  • They depend on people to make them feel better .
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Changes over time

Birth to 3 months

  • Excitement and distress are usually shown
  • At birth there are no refined emotions .
  • when they are crying no tears are showing .
  • Excitement by looking alert is smiling , giggling , and wiggling .
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3 - 6 months

  • Babies laugh & smile is a sign of comfort .
  • Tears actually appear
  • use different kind of cries for distress
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6 to 12 months

  • actively involved with their caregivers
  • make sounds in response to other people speeches
  • separation anxiety occurs
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12 to 24 months

  • Interested in exploring
  • Take more interest in other children
  • Become aware of their own abilities.
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