Make eye contact with your child, quickly look away, and then look back and smile. Do they smile back? Next, look at them, close your eyes and open them again, making a big surprised face. Change the speed of what you do and have fun connecting.

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Making eye contact is an important part of learning to pay attention to and interact with others. If your child responds when you make a face, you can build on their response. As you do this, you’re helping them learn the back and forth of communication and relationships.

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