Did you know mirrors can help your baby learn? That’s right! The mirror in your bathroom right now can help your baby. In fact, mirrors are really fun toys for babies.
Babies love faces! So give them a baby-safe mirror or hold them in front of a mirror so they can see your face and their own. They may even reach out to touch the baby they see and eventually will learn they are seeing their own face and recognize their reflection.
To help encourage development:
-Work on visual motor skills
-Point out and name parts of yours and baby’s face
-Make silly faces and see if baby imitates you
A great time to play with mirrors? During Tummy Time! Use a mirror to help keep your baby entertained and having fun during Tummy Time.
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