Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We play: mirrors

This week Pebble and I have been playing with mirrors. Mirrors in the car, mirrors on her toys, mirrors in her cot and mirrors in my bedroom.

I bought this soft cube from a local market a couple of weeks ago, and Pebble loves to play hide and seek with it. She sits in my lap and together we open the box up to look into the mirrors. She giggles with delight when she finds my reflection in there, and looks curiously for her own reflection.

This mirror was bought for the car, but now that Pebble is forward facing we can use it in the cot. It plays music and lights up, but I think the most exciting thing for Pebble is being able to see herself, mummy and daddy in the reflection. She has taken to choosing the reflection instead of real life – gazing at us through it while rolling around, grabbing her toes and sing-talking.

Without the mirror in the car I still use the review mirror to look at Pebble, and for the first time she can look back at me! While stopped at traffic lights we play peekaboo, as I move my face in and out of view in the mirror. Yet more giggles follow (don’t worry, I’m sure to keep a good eye on those changing lights ;P).

The full-length and full wall of mirrors in our bedroom have always been a part of our play. This week I’ve started using the mirrors to play lap games while Pebble can see both of us. We do a new one that Pebble’s Grandma taught us (I never knew the words before!):

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop! goes the weasel.

I bounce Pebble on my lap and then open my legs to let her fall through (while I hold her!), then lift her back up again. She’s not quite delighted yet, but interested and surprised. The delight will come, I’m sure.
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What have you been playing this week?


  1. Babies and mirrors! Nothing is more fun!

    We love that song too, and once Princess got big enough Dadda was hiding her in the laundry basket and at the line "Pop! Goes the weasel" she would jump out giggling.:)

    Thanks for stopping by, and nice to meet you, btw :D

  2. Charlotte is so lovely! Seeing her sweet little face reflected in all those mirrors has really made my night. x

  3. Hi Kylie. Nice to find your lovely blog. I spent the first 21 years of my life in Adelaide and all of my family are still there. It's a place very close to my heart.

    So nice to read about baby play. My 6 and 4 year olds still love to play with mirrors!

    Look forward to reading more.

  4. All ages of children through teens love to look at themselves in the mirror. Great fun post. :)

  5. too cute. she looks like she's really enjoying the mirror.

    your hair is looking fabulous!

  6. Ooh, this post makes me miss having a baby to play with!


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