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
Book for Toddler Years by Adrienne Popper
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