Located on page 57 of your reading for this week, J. Ronald Lally describes the ideal socialization goal as “a compassionate sense of wonder.” He states that the “goal for socialization and guidance of children under five is a concept that tries to encompass both the means and rights of the individual child and the needs and rights of all other living things.”

Behavioral goals for children should have the following attributes:

  • confidence in self
  • intellectual curiosity and interest
  • a sense of deep connection with fellow humans and other living things
  • a reverence for the planet

In 3 paragraphs:

  1. Describe some of your existing (or planned) socialization goals for infants and toddlers.
  2. How does each goal fit into this framework of “a compassionate sense of wonder”?
  3. How do you (or would you) support these socialization goals in your work with young children?

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