First, select and describe an activity that fosters social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. Please be sure to provide all necessary information and resources so that others can duplicate your activity. Make a connection between the theories and or perspective previously presented in this course and your chosen activity.

Next, describe how this activity can foster and guide pro-social behavior in infants and toddlers. Please also address any modifications you would make to this activity when working with individuals with diverse needs. You must include reference to the textbook and one external resource.


Please ensure the assignment is at least 250 words in APA format.


  Required Reference


Hearron, P. & Hildebrand, V. (2009). Guiding young children. (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson.  


Other References

Appleyard, K., & Berlin, L. J. (2007). Supporting healthy relationships between young children and their parents. Center for Child and Family Policy Duke University. Retrieved from
Dickstein, S., & Parke, R. D. (1988).  Social referencing in infancy: A glance at fathers and marriage [Abstract]. Child Development, 59(2), 506-11. Retrieved from
Erikson, E. (1993). Childhood and society. New York: W.W. Norton. (original work published 1950). 
Greenspan, S. I. (2002). The secure child: Helping our children feel safe and confident in a changing world. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press Books.
Hearron, P. & Hildebrand, V. (2009). Guiding young children. (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson. 
Lapsley, D. K., & Stey, P. (in press) Separation-Individuation. In I. Weiner & E. Craighead (Eds.)  Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology. NY: Wiley.  Advance online publication. Retrieved from
Mackrain, M., Golani, B., & Cairone, K. (2009). Healthy Relationships that lead to attachment can support your infant and toddler throughout life . DECA-I/T Parents Guide For Now & Forever  (p. 9), Lewisville, NC: Kaplan Early Learning Company
Wittmer, D. (2011). Attachment: What works? Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, (24), From the “What Works Brief Series.” Retrieved from  

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