The stage of infancy
lasts from birth until approximately the age of 2. During infancy,
a great deal of initial learning occurs. This learning is provided
through environmental cues, such as a parents
behaviour. Very basic skills are mastered during this time period,
such as crying, nursing, co-ordination and the ability to represent
images and objects with words.
An important influence in the child's
life at this stage is the parents. It is very common to see a
child at the ages of 7-9 months old become upset when they are
separated from their primary caregiver. This phenomenon is known
as attachment, and is important in determining how a child will
behave in future relationships as they mature.
& Prosocial Behaviour
of Children & Teens