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Reading Guide Sandstrom et al1.Three things that are helpful to infants becoming functional human beings are first, symbolic andsocial interaction helps develop a sense of self. Through this “children come to believe that they have distinct selves and that these selves are meaningful. Second is imitation. The process of imitation itself does not aid the development but “this process [allows the child] to learn that [their] actions evoke responses in others” (Sandstrom et al. 82). Third, games over play, which have more organization, rules and simultaneous things happening help the child “orient their actions and interaction” (83) with the people around them. 2.Sandstrom defines socialization as an ongoing, interactive process through which individuals develop identities and learn the ways of thinking, feeling and acting that characterize their

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