Prep: None / Activity Time: 1-3 Minutes

Infants enjoy looking at faces. Very young babies see faces best when they are about 8 to 12 inches away. Use your facial expressions to help your baby begin to notice changes in the things he sees. As your baby grows, this awareness to visual changes will help your baby focus on pictures, letters and words in books.

Comfortable chair

Step 1: Hold your baby in your arms about 8 to 12 inches away from your face.  

Step 2: Make funny faces for your baby to watch. For example you might:

  • Smile at your baby.  
  • Frown at your baby.
  • Raise your eyebrows.  
  • Stick out your tongue.  
  • Open your mouth wide in surprise.  

Step 3: You might find that your baby attempts to smile back at you, stick out his tongue and raise his eyebrows.