Observe the child in interaction with the adult within daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
Although the child can play independently, she often needs to be reassured of the adult’s love, and comes back for a hug or to share a toy.
Explain to parents how children are feeling at this level. Support the child’s need for checking in and getting a little attention. The adult doesn’t always need to devote full attention for long periods of time. The child typically just needs a quick hug and kiss and redirection to something more interesting.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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