Mirrors are more than fun toys for baby—they can also help them learn! Watch to see how baby can play with mirrors to practice motor and sensory skills!

A great time to play with mirrors? During Tummy Time! Use a mirror to help keep your baby entertained and having fun during Tummy Time.

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This video is a part of our Parents’ Guide series. View the entire series for quick videos, packed full of development info and tips.

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Did you know mirrors help your baby learn? Be sure to use a baby-safe mirror. Babies love faces! So try holding them in front of a mirror. They may even reach out to touch the baby in the mirror. Eventually, they will learn they are seeing their own face and start to recognize their reflection.

Use these tips to help baby grow:

  • Practice visual motor skills on the mirror
  • Point out and name parts of yours and baby’s face
  • Make silly faces and see if baby imitates you

The best part? You probably already have a mirror in your home!