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As an ECSE B-3 teacher many of my students are infants with a variety of needs. Unlike an infant's hearing levels (which are fully developed at birth) an infant's early vision skills are not fully developed at birth. Therefore, a baby's visual skills need to be developed through appropriate visual stimulation. An infant's early visual skills prior to 6 months of age consists of being able to see contrasts (black and white), gray scale, and eventually the slow introduction of more colors. Full color development doesn't come into play until at least 6+ months of age.
This Christmas set of Infant Visual Stimulation Cards includes 8 levels of progressive visual stimulation cards starting with:
Level 1 - pure black/white contrast pictures (0-2 months of age)
Level 2 - reverse black and white pictures (0-3 months of age)
Level 3 - inverse black and white pictures (1-3 months of age)
Level 4 - gray scale (2-4 months of age)
Level 5 - black line drawing (3-5 months of age)
Level 6 - inverse black and white picture with a 3 added color (red) (4-5 months of age)
Level 7 - reverse red and white pictures (5-6 months of age)
Level 8 - full color pictures (6+ months of age)
Each level can be made into a book or used as individual cards.