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Emotional and Social development in infancy are very closely linked.

  • 6 months: Has developed strong bond with parents
  • 12 months: Begins to bond with other peopl but still very independant on parents.
  • 18 months: Plays alone but likes an adult, brother or sister to be close by.
  • 2 years: can become fraustrated easily and often has temper tantrums. They may also play alongside other children but does not share toys and activities.
  • 2 1/2 years: may show jealousy towards other children.

Emotional Development

Security is essential for positive emotional development.

Infants feel secure when they:

  • are looked after…


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