Crawling, creeping, or scooting infants love to find new things on the floor.
Attach plastic mirrors and pictures or photographs to the floor with clear
contact paper to engage the infants’ curiosity. Mirrors promote their self-
awareness, and pictures or photos offer brain-stimulating information!
What You’ll Need
Plastic or acrylic mirrors 6 by 6 to 12 by 18 inches.
Pictures or photos of real objects, animals, or people.
Clear contact adhesive paper.
What to Do
Choose mirrors and/or pictures to display. You may want to start with
just a few and add more over time.
Cut clear adhesive paper into pieces a few inches larger on all sides than
the chosen pictures or mirrors.
Thoroughly clean and dry the spots on the floor where the pictures will
Place the contact paper on a work table or counter with the sticky side
up. Put the picture or mirror face down in the middle of the contact
paper, so it will be face up on the floor.
Stick the contact paper with the image or mirror attached down on the
floor and smooth out any wrinkles. Press hard with a stiff object like the
bowl of a spoon to make sure the contact paper is firmly attached all the
way around, right out to the edges.
Observe the infants as they discover the new pictures, and narrate their
discoveries, using phrases like “You’re sitting on the elephant” or “I
saw you crawl to the picture of the wolf.”