Social Characteristics


They are making a wonderful discovery: friends! They often consciously seek one or two children with whom to play. They form little groups and exclude others. So they need guidelines on how to get along together.

They are still self-centered and desire to win the approval of those about them. Grabbing, showing off and interrupting are frequently their tools to get attention. They may exhibit unacceptable behavior just to see how far they can go. Yet they need the security of the very limits they defy.