peaPod
3:4

Peek A Boo Mirror

Domain:

In this activity, you will stand together in front of a mirror and play a Peek-A-Boo gameto help the baby recognize themselves.

Sort, select and plan Bilingual peaPod™ activities and songs that support your child’s developmental needs
  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of trust (12 to 18 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Me

  • Activity:

    Peek A Boo Mirror

Materials:

  • Song
  • Mirror
  • Lipstick

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Communication and development of language
  • New experiences and discoveries
  • Cause and effect
  • Recognizes and differentiates self from others

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Pointing is a pre-verbal skill that emerges around 9-12 months of age. Pointing helps infants to indicate knowledge of objects and to communicate wishes and needs.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look in the mirror and recognize themselves. Your baby will obtain new cognitive skills of identifying and differentiating “me” from “others” by recognizing themselves in the mirror. This is the start of connecting between an action and its outcome (cause and effect). Spending time with your baby and discovering the image in the mirror establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Look at you! You are sitting/standing so nicely!
  • Look at the mirror! Who is this baby?
  • How many people do we see in the mirror?
  • Mirror! Mirror! Can you tell us who is this cute little baby?
  • You see, ____________ is in the mirror too.
  • Let’s play! Let’s jump to the side and back and peek to see: Who is there?
  • I love playing peek-a-boo! It is so much fun!
  • Is it ____________ (baby’s name) in the mirror?
  • You are touching your nose and touching the nose of the baby in the mirror!
  • Yes! You got it! This baby is you!
  • It is fun to play and discover who is the baby in the mirror!

Instructions:

  1. Have the baby sit or stand facing a mirror (pick up the child if needed).
  2. Listen to the song “I Am Me” with the baby, while pointing to the images in the mirror.
  3. See the baby’s reaction (Is the baby curious? Is the baby following you? Does the baby reach their hands to touch and grab the mirror’s reflection?).
  4. Point to the images and encourage the baby to respond to them. Encourage the baby to point to the images in the mirror.
  5. Pay attention to how the baby reacts. Take turns and create a reciprocal conversation to encourage the baby to babble and talk.
  6. Jump in and out so your image is showing and then disappearing in the mirror.
  7. Look at your baby’s reactions.
  8. Now, jump in and out of the mirror “space” while holding the baby and make it into a game of Peek-A-Boo.
  9. Repeat and say the baby’s name repeatedly while pointing in the mirror as long as the baby shows joy and willingness to continue.
  10. Use the suggested dialogue to talk softly to the child. Talking to your child is important to their language development so they can hear you talk and can listen to spoken language.
  11. Use lipstick to mark your nose and your baby’s nose.
  12. Face the mirror and see how the baby reacts to the baby in the mirror who has a mark on their nose.
  13. Pay attention and see if your baby touches their own nose and looks at the baby in the mirror.
  14. Affirm to the baby that indeed the baby in the mirror is them!

Extend:

*  Please fill out a short survey, and click the "submit survey" button below!  *

Survey:

*

*

Was this activity easy to understand and do with your child?

Did your child enjoy the activity?

Did your child like the Music?

Did you use the tuneTOON (Animation) as a part of the Activity?

Can we contact you to follow up

*

peaPod 3:4

Peek A Boo Mirror

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of trust (12 to 18 months)

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Me

In this activity, you will stand together in front of a mirror and play a Peek-A-Boo game to help the baby recognize themselves.

Materials

  • Song
  • Mirror
  • Lipstick

Desired Outcomes

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Communication and development of language
  • New experiences and discoveries
  • Cause and effect
  • Recognizes and differentiates self from others

Key Developmental Facts

  • Pointing is a pre-verbal skill that emerges around 9-12 months of age. Pointing helps infants to indicate knowledge of objects and to communicate wishes and needs.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look in the mirror and recognize themselves. Your baby will obtain new cognitive skills of identifying and differentiating “me” from “others” by recognizing themselves in the mirror. This is the start of connecting between an action and its outcome (cause and effect). Spending time with your baby and discovering the image in the mirror establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Look at you! You are sitting/standing so nicely!
  • Look at the mirror! Who is this baby?
  • How many people do we see in the mirror?
  • Mirror! Mirror! Can you tell us who is this cute little baby?
  • You see, ____________ is in the mirror too.
  • Let’s play! Let’s jump to the side and back and peek to see: Who is there?
  • I love playing peek-a-boo! It is so much fun!
  • Is it ____________ (baby’s name) in the mirror?
  • You are touching your nose and touching the nose of the baby in the mirror!
  • Yes! You got it! This baby is you!
  • It is fun to play and discover who is the baby in the mirror!

Instructions

  • Have the baby sit or stand facing a mirror (pick up the child if needed).
  • Listen to the song “I Am Me” with the baby, while pointing to the images in the mirror.
  • See the baby’s reaction (Is the baby curious? Is the baby following you? Does the baby reach their hands to touch and grab the mirror’s reflection?).
  • Point to the images and encourage the baby to respond to them. Encourage the baby to point to the images in the mirror.
  • Pay attention to how the baby reacts. Take turns and create a reciprocal conversation to encourage the baby to babble and talk.
  • Jump in and out so your image is showing and then disappearing in the mirror.
  • Look at your baby’s reactions.
  • Now, jump in and out of the mirror “space” while holding the baby and make it into a game of Peek-A-Boo.
  • Repeat and say the baby’s name repeatedly while pointing in the mirror as long as the baby shows joy and willingness to continue.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk softly to the child. Talking to your child is important to their language development so they can hear you talk and can listen to spoken language.
  • Use lipstick to mark your nose and your baby’s nose.
  • Face the mirror and see how the baby reacts to the baby in the mirror who has a mark on their nose.
  • Pay attention and see if your baby touches their own nose and looks at the baby in the mirror.
  • Affirm to the baby that indeed the baby in the mirror is them!

Survey

Don't forget to complete the activity survey! http://circleofecucation.com/peapod/peapod-34/

Please wait while we load the EduPod bank.

Please wait while we load the EduPod bank.

Please wait while we load the ParentPod™ bank.

Please wait while we load the In The Circle bank.

Please wait while we load the Peapod bank.

Please wait while we load the Peapod bank.

Ask The Doctor







×

Search