What does Social & Emotional Development look like 12 – 36 months?

  • Begin to follow rules
  • Temper tantrums are common
  • Enjoy playing by themselves or beside other children
  • Defend their own possessions
  • Beginning to become independent and will be testing their limits
  • Expressing new emotions such as jealousy, affection, pride, and shame
  • Routines are very important
  • May start to comfort other children
  • Begin to initiate activities
  • Beginning to actively resist discipline

How to encourage Social & Emotional Development in 12 - 36 months?