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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 2 infant Another Reason to Smile mateRials leaRning outComes – Small hand mirror Social−Emotional Development ✶ Relationships with adults suggested Books – Baby Faces by Margaret Miller – Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All About You by Judy Hindley – Hello! Good-bye! by Aliki – A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom – Two Eyes, a Nose, and a Mouth by Roberta Grobel Intrater How to do it – Sense of self – Personal identity – Caring for others Physical Development – Perception Cognitive Development – – – – Cause and effect Memory Imitating others Progression of play Language Development ✶ Communicating needs – Receptive language One of the first social cues a baby produces is a – Expressive language smile. Babies will wiggle their arms and legs and smile to gain the attention of their caregivers. En- courage them to smile, and smile back at them as often as you can. When you respond to a baby’s smile, enthusiastically identify your emo- tion, such as joy and happiness. Gently tickle the baby under her chin and see if you can get her to smile and laugh. Talking and smiling with a baby reinforces your relationship and social engagement. Talk about the baby’s reflection in the mirror. Let the baby see herself in the mirror. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the infant. modifications for toddlers and twos Sit with a toddler in front of a large mirror. Talk to the child about her features. Point out her face, fingers, toes. Show the toddler how to wave hello, good-bye, and blow kisses. expand the activity Take photos of the children playing and smiling. Read the suggested books to them. Tell them about making friends and showing people we care about them. 14 Activities for Responsive Caregiving COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL