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Music in the Mirror

Duration: any

Age: baby

Skill for Bub: Mind builder

summary:

Your child will love looking at her reflection — and develop her sense of self — as you move her little body to music.

Facing a mirror, prop your child into a seated position and sit behind her. As you sing the following song, try to be as animated as possible with your own facial expressions. Move her limbs in time with the music.

Open and shut them (Gently open her arms straight out the sides and close them over her chest)
Open and shut them (Repeat)
Give a little clap, clap, clap (Clap her hands together three times.)

Open and shut them (Gently open her arms straight out the sides and close them over her chest)
Open and shut them (Repeat)
Put them in your lap, lap, lap (Use her hands to pat her legs three times)

Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them (Crawl her hands up her body)
Right up to your chin, chin, chin (Use her hands to pat her chin three times)
Open up your little mouth but….
Do not let them in! (Use her hands to momentarily cover her mouth)