Try making different facial expressions and ask your child to mirror you. “Exaggerate and ‘animate’ your face,” De Leus-Bascon suggests. Then watch how your junior imitator tries his best to contort his face just like you did.
Brain research says: Stimulating vision will help make visual connections.
Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and neurotherapist, PsychPros, Inc., Xanland tower, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Mila De Leus-Bascon, preschool coordinator and Infant-Toddler Development Program educator, Community of Learners School for Children, New Manila, Quezon City
Brain Games by Jane Kemp, Claire Walters, and Dr. Dorothy Einon