Tracking Cards – Explorer Set (from 4 months)
By approximately 4 months your baby can see what you see and can use shape information to differentiate between objects. Now colour priming can begin. Your baby recognises and focuses on different colours along with shapes and can even learn to associate a specific colour with a specific task.
Hold the Tracking Card approximately 15-20cm from your baby’s face and move it slowly from left to right or up and down, allowing your baby to follow with their eyes or by turning their head. Near and far vision has usually developed by 3 months, so enjoy practicing further distances. If they don’t follow immediately, don’t be discouraged. Move the card more slowly or try a card with less colours. Always be sensitive towards your baby’s sensory cues.
Motherhood is accompanied by many new responsibilities. Reality quickly sets in when we come to realize that newborns don’t just eat-sleep-poop-repeat. They actually are awake too. Think Baby High Contrast products provide you with a unique opportunity to interact and bond with your little one right from the very start. Having a moment to spend peacefully and seeing your little one participate, contributes to special memories in this short window of time. As your baby grows and moves through the different development phases, High Contrast imaging can remain a supportive tool. We have therefore created different products and sets to compliment these phases and grow with your little one.
When arriving in this world, your baby is surrounded by new visual stimuli. High contrast images provide a naturally preferred focal point to support his/her early visual development. Not only are high contrast activities age appropriate from birth, but clinical research indicates that fixation on these images stimulate and strengthen various nerve pathways in the visual cortex and other parts of the brain. This not only promotes early learning and concentration skills but assists with the timely maturation of the visual system. Early exposure to high contrast tracking cards may also be helpful to rule out any visual abnormalities, for example amblyopia or lazy eye. Think Baby High Contrast Tracking Cards equip you with a calming and bonding developmental activity to share from birth.