Your Child begins to imitate your facial expressions to have fun and also learn to express emotions.
Research suggests that babies mimic facial expressions in order to decode their meanings and match them to the corresponding emotions. Often, they have lots of fun, especially when they see you do some facial acrobatics that indicate anger, fear, or surprise.
How to support this development
Be attentive and don’t be afraid to express your own feelings whenever you talk, hold, or play with Your Child. Mix in a variety of different positive expressions, such as happiness, surprise, or contentedness. But you can also show how your face looks when it is sad or angry.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Source: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (10 June 2021)