Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Infant Stimulation Activity 7: Sight

There are so many infant stimulation activities because even the newborn looks for something newer and different. For a two-month old, checkerboard shapes become interesting because they are more complex. He still enjoys the contrast of the black on white geometric shapes, but it is already time for something more interesting.

You can draw a checkerboard shape for baby on a white card and may I also recommend a Stage 1 Babysmartees t-shirt! If you are wearing your shirt allow your baby to focus on the checkerboard shape. Allow her to reach out and touch – hey, two sensations – the visual stimulation of the checkerboard and the softness of the shirt. Complement this activity with the checkerboards on a white card and slowly move the card up, then down, then to one side, then to the other – continuing only if your baby is still alert and interactive. When she is finished, you are finished!

Give her a big cuddle!

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