Veronika is reaching out to her toys all the time now, and I love watching every time she does so on her playmat. But even better is when she reaches out to me!
A few days ago, she reached up for the first time to touch my face, a look of wonder in her eyes. I was happy to let her hand explore. Now we take a few minutes each day for this beautiful exercise.
As she touches each feature, I’ll then move her hand to the same feature on her own face. “Mommy’s cheek, Veronika’s cheek,” I’ll say. You can repeat this phrase for the chin, nose, forehead, etc. Eyebrows are fun because they’re furry!
Now this is the very best kind of face time!