Copycat is a great imitation game you can play with your baby from the infant stages. It will strengthen emotional bond with your baby as well has help him with movement coordination.
Hold your baby closely or lie him down on a soft flat surface. Be sure to be close enough (8-12 inches) so that he can see you, especially for infants. Face-to-face, start with small movements, like sticking out your tongue or opening your mouth in a wide grin. If you are patient, your baby may try to imitate you, though with very small movements. As your baby gets older, you can try larger body movements with your head or hands and arms.
One variation you may try is to imitate your baby instead. Remember to encourage and praise your baby on any small successes!
Learning and Development Skills:
- Social and Emotional
- Movement, Motor Control and Hand Eye Coordination