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Social Development

Social Development

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will define and explore Social Development.

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Terms to Know
Developmental Task

Any skill that must be mastered for optimal development.

Social Development

The development of self-awareness, attachment to caregivers, and relationships with others.

Social Smile

Babies begin smiling deliberately at about 2 months, but by 8 to 12 months, babies smile more frequently when another person is nearby. This action is rewarding to parents; may communicate interest in an object.