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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.