The Basic Idea
Take turns being each other’s mirror – one person creates some of the dance moves or body percussion from the film, the other person copies them as closely as possible.
Over to You: Mix It Up!
See if you can walk around together, using the same movements at the same time. This one requires paying attention to each other! If you’re feeling confident, try moving in different ways – slowing down or speeding up your movements.
- Mirroring can help develop empathy, bonding and teamwork
- Helps children tune in to all the different ways their bodies can move
- Play with your face! Try doing different emotions to each other – happy, sad, surprised, angry, etc.
- Up the difficulty: can you mirror each other ten steps apart? Twenty? Take it to the park and see how far apart you can get!
Sometimes we can get a bit “silly” when mirroring – maybe your wee one is feeling a bit self-conscious, or have to burn off some energy before they can concentrate. Try short bursts of mirroring with free movement between them.