When you notice an expression on your baby’s face, copy it. If his little body reacts in a distinctive way, imitate it. DHH little ones need to see their emotions reflected back to them clearly.
- I feel understood when you mirror what I am feeling. I love the smiles we share, your silliness with me, and even your sadness when you notice I am distressed. I learn about myself when I interact with you.
- Seeing that you and I both have a range of emotions helps us to bond.
- Use an actual mirror to show me my expressions and body language. Mirror play lets me see me…and I am one beautiful child!