Babies and young children love to look at themselves in the mirror. Possum in particular!
You’d be pleased to know that this pleasure has many great developmental benefits. When a baby looks at their reflection it helps them to do the following –
* teaches them how to focus on objects
* tracking images
* explores their capabilities
Looking in mirrors can also help to promote social and emotional development.
Here I have allowed Possum to look and play with her reflection in the car window.
We also do this at shop windows too!
It is a daily tradition that Possum and her Daddy have a play in the mirror
after she has just had her bath. Sometimes mummy gets to feature too!
How many mirrors do you have in your house?