Crying and Laughing
The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers
Infants and toddlers need caring adults to help them learn emotional competence—how to understand, express, and manage emotions. By supporting their development in the early years, educators can create a strong foundation that will give young children important life skills and resilience.
The authors of the acclaimed book From Biting to Hugging: Understanding Social Development in Infants and Toddlers bring educators another go-to infant and toddler resource in Crying and Laughing: The Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers. Learn crucial skills for creating a safe and nurturing environment for infants and toddlers in your care.
- Understand how young children’s emotions develop
- Create responsive and nurturing teacher-child interactions
- Help children manage strong emotions
- Reduce children’s emotional stress
- Foster family engagement
- Care for yourself