North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Emotional and Social Development (ESD)

Subdomain: Developing a Sense of Self with Others

Goal: Children form relationships and interact positively with other children

Skill Progression: Positive social interactions

Age: 2-4 Months

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Looks at and touches others

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the baby when another baby is close by.

Elicitation Strategy

Place the babies within touching distance of each other.

Behavior Observed

The infants look at each other and move their hands toward the other.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Face-to-face interaction is important for building social relationships. Parents should be encouraged to spend time with their baby looking at, talking to, and engaging their infant in interaction.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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