Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Baby Game
Who's the cutest baby of them all?
- Mirror:A floor-length mirror works best to give you and baby a good view. If you don't have one, or are afraid to look in one, use one of baby's play mirrors.
- Sit with baby on your lap, facing the mirror.
- Point or move his body parts as you identify them. "This is Jared's elbow. This is Jared's mouth." It's best to use your child's name as you single out his parts because babies can't understand pronouns and you don't want him growing up thinking his name is "Your."
- Point to your own body parts to show baby that you have a mouth, too.
- Encourage your older baby to point out his own body parts or pat the parts he sees in the mirror (yours or his). An 18-month old will probably be able to identify body parts by himself.