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The Influence Of Interactions With Adults

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Interactions with adults are a common and regular part of infants’ daily lives. Infants as young as three months of age have been shown to be able to differentiate between the faces of unfamiliar adults (Barrera and Maurer 1981). The foundations that describe Interactions with Adults and Relationships with Adults are connected. They equally give a picture of healthy social-emotional development that is based in a supportive social environment traditional by adults. Children develop the ability to both respond to adults and engage with them first through anticipated interactions in close relationships with parents or other caring adults at home and outside the home. Children use and build upon the skills learned through close relationships to
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