Watch child’s attention to both people and objects during natural engagements.
No elicitation needed.
The child will look at and fuss to be picked up by the adult. The child’s visual and tactile attention is more on people.
Explain to early childhood educators and parents that preference for people is important for the child’s attachment to the adult. It is important that early childhood educators and parents respond to the child’s interest and vocal requests for attention. Quick, consistent response teaches children that early childhood educators and parents can be trusted to respond to their needs.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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