Parents’ Guide to Baby’s Social-Emotional Development

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Did you know baby develops social-emotional skills from birth? These skills help to understand and recognize thoughts and feelings.

Social-emotional skills help kids:

  • Gain confidence
  • Succeed in school
  • Manage stress and anxiety
  • Make friends and maintain friendships
  • Gain awareness of what others are feeling
  • And more!

Here are some skills your baby should be achieving:

0-3 Months – Begins to smile in response to caregivers
4-6 Months – Usually happy when surrounded by cheerful caregivers
7-9 Months – Plays social games, e.g. peek-a-boo
10-12 Months – Enjoys imitating people in play

Check out all the social and emotional abilities your baby should be developing.

Giving baby lots of playtime, love, and attention will help baby develop these skills.