In an overstimulating world, give your infant something simple to focus on. High contrast shapes provide infants with something simple and engaging to focus on, and in this intense concentration, they can allow their minds to rest. Researchers have shown time and time again that newborns prefer to look at black and white shapes rather than bright colors or pastels, which are so often popular in infant spaces..
Print these 12 images and hang them on a low wall for an infant to look at. As children get older, you can also laminate and provide them in a basket.
** Did you know that your newborn...
- can only see clearly when objects are within 13 inches of their face?
- can follow objects and move eyes from one object to another when they are within 13 inches of their face?
- looks at the edge of figures for contrast between shape and background?
- can see and distinguish only a few colors?
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