Create an environment that allows him to see how he is moving
- Provide a long, low mirror next to the movement mat so that he can look in the mirror and see the results of his efforts as he practises his new movements. Seeing what his effort produces will give him confidence in his body and encourage him to try new things.
Show your child how to use the mirror
- Talk to him about the movements he is making and describe the effort he is putting in. Encourage him to look in the mirror so that he starts to notice someone moving and gradually he will start to realise that the little person moving is him!
- Let him play in front of the mirror for as long as he is happy to do so. Don't keep interrupting him by picking him up. Cuddles are always welcome but time to move is very important too.