Did You Know?

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Did you know that beginning sometime between 0-3 months, infants mimic facial expressions?  I first came across this phenomenon (what seems like a million years ago) in college studying infant development.  I have seen it mentioned in passing on parenting websites since then, but rarely is it shown just how cool it really is.  I would love to video tape Lucie and Tim because they get really into the game, even trading coos and babbles.... yet I always seem to miss the moments they are doing the same thing at the same time!

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Once baby is old enough to focus on your face, try opening your mouth and leave it there for a few seconds and wait to see what happens.  Start with opening and closing and then add sticking out your tongue.  It really works!

1 comment :

Meghan said...

I've never tried, but I must say....how cute is that sweet baby girl?!?!?!?! I just cab't handle it! :-)