Aug 05, 2021
There are so many toys and options out there as a baby toys. However, baby’s needs are a lot simpler…
So what is most appealing and stimulating for the baby in the beginning?
Black and white, realistic images. Period. (to learn more about why this is, see our footnote * below)
So, at Bella’s Casa, we offer BLACK AND WHITE CONTRAST ART CARDS for you to use with your baby to stimulate visual development.
Why do babies like them so much?
There’s lots of scientific reasons why (see ** below), and I can personally attest to this phenomenon:
I used them with my girls, and their eyes lit up! They both gazed and stared at the cards – studying with such concentration and delight – soaking in the images.
More About The Cards: The first year is a critical period in brain development. These six realistic high-contrast cards offer babies the opportunity for stimulation and sharpen the quality of their vision. They will help them calm and soothe as well as enhance natural curiosity and increase concentration skills.
Research Says: Research has shown that the black and white high-contrast cards register powerfully on the baby’s retina and sends the strongest visual signals to the baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.
How to Use the Cards: When offering your baby these cards to look at, position them 8-12 inches from their face.
There are lots of options for where and how:
They can be displayed by the changing area…
They can be positioned near baby’s movement area…
They can be framed where ever baby can see it easily…
And yes practically anywhere-even near the laundry room!
Footnotes:* Babies can see colors when they are born; however in their first few months, they are still unable to discriminate one color from the other. Black & white high-contrasts offer the newborn the opportunity to sharpen their focus and support the development of eye contact with other humans.
** Dr. Montessori explains, ‘High contrast beautiful art offers the infant an opportunity for stimulation which will help calm and soothe the infant as well as enhance natural curiosity, support brain development, and increase concentration skills.”
Now here’s what I want you to do next..
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- Buy the cards here: Black and White Contrast Animal Art Cards (bellascasa.com)
- In the comments below, share with us how you would use black and white cards.