Using a mirror in the nursery is a great way for infants and
toddlers to develop an awareness of themselves and others. Try
these entertaining ideas to help little ones discover themselves
and God’s love.
Age Level Insights: 0 to 2…
- Who’s That? — Place a baby on your lap in
front of the mirror and point to his or her reflection. Ask: Who’s
that? Then say: That’s baby’s name, and Jesus loves baby’s name so
- Hide and Seek — Place a baby with an object
in front of the mirror and say: See baby’s name and the object’s
name? Then pull the object out of sight, then back into view. This
will strengthen a baby’s observation skills.
- God Made You — As a baby views his or her
reflection in a mirror, point out different parts of the body and
say that God made them. Say: God made your toes! and wiggle the
baby’s toes. Or God made your hands! then clap the baby’s hands