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Through The Looking Glass: Play-Development {Video}

The Face of Discovery

Abby is nearly 3-months-old, yet still so delicate. Very unlike her bro at this age, even compared to some other babes of her age I’ve been meeting. Not sure where she gets it, definitely not me or the mister. We are giants. That is not to say that she won’t be tall, her legs are long and give tell to resembling my own lanky poles. But she’s small-boned. Not I. Or anyone in my family for that matter. That I know of. There is of course a whole side of my family that we don’t have a clue about, so I’m betting she gets it from there.

The past few days have brought increased neck strength for Lil’ Abner and I’ve been putting her in the Bumbo for a few minutes during play-time. She especially loves this in front of the mirror. Babies LOVE to look at themselves, as many baby/child educators will attest to.

Play-Time With Mirrors

At 14 weeks-old, babies are moving from the newborn stage into being a little bit more independent. More curious about themselves and those around them. Intent on discovery and focus. (At any age, really). Tracking images in a mirror enhances hand, eye and neck-coordination. (Abby always reaches for her face when looking in the mirror). Research also shows that activity mirrors promote social and emotional development through interaction with their loved ones, encouraging self-recognition and emotional development.

None of this research is rocket-science. As the video of Abigail’s merriment below exhibits. Tummy-time? Yea. Not such a fan.

http://youtu.be/C4ECNyuqx8k

What do you incorporate into your baby’s play-time for this age? I’m all ears!

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