Birth to age 2
By : Jada Foster
- 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 .
- 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 .
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 .
3 - 6 months
- Babies laugh & smile is a sign of comfort .
- Tears actually appear
- use different kind of cries for distress
6 to 12 months
- actively involved with their caregivers
- make sounds in response to other people speeches
- separation anxiety occurs
12 to 24 months
- Interested in exploring
- Take more interest in other children
- Become aware of their own abilities.