Ψ Synchrony – is the coordinated interaction between infant and parent in which each individual responds to and influences the other.
• Synchrony may be impaired if:
Ψ The caregiver ignores the infant’s invitation to interact. Ψ The caregiver over stimulates a baby who wants to pause and rest.
Ψ A new connection between parent & child replaces early synchrony toward the end of the 1st year of life. This new emotional bond is called attachment.
Ψ It appears that synchrony (achieved through face-to-face play) is a universal experience, However frequency & durations do have wide variations.
Growth & Development|
Robert C. Gates