Mirror Play

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There are so many ways to play with babies and mirrors, and they just keep getting more fun as your little one gets older! Today – on Veronika’s six month birthday! – we tried out a few new variations.

First, I sat her down in front of a mirror to do some body part and language learning. To the tune of “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush,” I sang:

This is what I call my head,

Call my head, call my head.

This is what I call my head,

Listen, look, and see.

Repeat for other body parts, making sure to touch each one as you sing about it.

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For the final verse, I sang:

Now I know the parts of me,

Parts of me, parts of me.

Now I know the parts of me.

Listen, look, and see.

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From there, we played around with some of those parts! Once we’d identified the tongue, for example we could wiggle it around.

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Once we’d identified the cheeks, we could puff them up with air.

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Once we’d identified the mouth, we could blow a big kiss. Big brother Travis loved helping with these demonstrations!

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If your baby happens to make a silly expressions, copy that back to him or her!

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We finished off the day’s mirror play by bringing in a stuffed animal friend. Use any favorite toy or stuffed animal for this part, and have it talk into the mirror or interact with baby.

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Veronika got a big kick out of this!

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