1. When adults attune to the child and to themselves, children learn to become regulated.


2. When adults engage the child, children learn to connect 

emotionally with others.


3. When adults respond to the child, children initiate reciprocal interactions with others.


4. When adults expand the child's initiations, children

communicate and negotiate with others.


5. When adults enter the pretend realm, children learn to imagine and create ideas.


6. When adults challenge a child to solve emotional and logical problems, children develop emotional thinking and logical thinking.


7. When adults reflect with a child, children learn to self-reflect or think broadly and deeply about themselves in relationship to the world.

Text description above excerpted from: Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens

 by Andrea Davis, Lahela Isaacson, and Michelle Hartwell (2014). Click here to find the book.

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