>Caregivers play a large role in a babes social development. They help the infant learn to form relationships and feel comfortable in his or her world<

Babies learn social behaviors through:

                                    1. Cause and Effect

          2. Imitation

                                    3. Stranger Anxiety

          4. Play

                                    5. Exploration

>Play helps babies with more the social aspect involving more adults and other children as well, not as occurring though. They love to see their parents responses when they do something right, and that is what helps the development<

>Encouragement and positive responses from adults motivate, or provide a reason for, babies to explore and learn<

8:2 Understanding Social Development of Infants

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