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Child Development Timeline

As a parent, it is important to know how your child's vision development is affected as they grow.

Following is a quick activity reference guide to ensure your child's vision develops in a healthy and timely fashion.

BIRTH TO SIX MONTHS:

Lots of tummy time

Follow faces up, down, sideways, closer, farther

Crumble paper or make noises to the side and have baby turn toward it

Change position frequently so their view of the world changes

Bed trampoline with support for both hands to encourage balanced bouncing

Lots of sound toys to touch, grasp, listen to and find visually and auditorially

SIX TO TWELVE MONTHS:

Encourage drawing, coloring, activities with clay and play-dough

Read lots of books and stories together

FOUR YEARS AND OLDER:

Tells stories, makes up names, Talks and talks and ...

Intellectual development moves ahead quickly

Fine motor development continues

Provide lots of opportunities to explore these new abilities.

Infants are not born with complete vision. As babies grow, good vision is developed through a learned process of looking, touching, and exploring. Parents can play an important role in helping to ensure that their baby learns to see well.