Express preferences and decisions. They also try new things and start establishing their autonomy.
Engage with others through gestures, gaze and talk.
Find ways of managing transitions, for example from their parent to their key person.
Begin to show ‘effortful control’. For example, waiting for a turn and resisting the strong impulse to grab what they want or push their way to the front. Be increasingly able to talk about and manage their emotions.
Develop friendships with other children.
Develop appropriate ways of being assertive.
Talk with others to solve conflicts.
Talk about their feelings using words like ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’ or ‘worried’.
Understand gradually how others might be feeling.
Make healthy choices about food, drink, activity and tooth brushing
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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