Make a face that expresses a feeling. Ask your child to make a face that shows the opposite feeling. If you make a happy face, they should make a sad face. Chat about when they remember people making these faces. Take a selfie or draw a picture together with your goofiest faces to stretch the moment!

See what your child is learning

Mirroring the emotions of others helps your child learn empathy. It can also help them express their own feelings. These are essential skills that we use every day as adults!

Share this tip

Related Age Guides

4 Years

Children learn so much in Pre-K! Find out what to expect this year and discover resources to help support your child's growth.

5 Years

Your five-year-old is learning and growing! Find events, programs, and tips to help support them.

More Tips Like This

As you put groceries away, involve your child by saying some... Try this tip
When you come in from outside, have a chat with your child a... Try this tip