Developmental Stage: 0-3 months
Did you know that at birth, the world to most babies looks fuzzy and gray? Newborn vision takes time—and practice—to develop. A fun game to help your baby reach his first visual milestones is also a very easy one: Hold a brightly colored small object, such as baby rattle or squeaky toy, about a foot over your baby’s face. Gently shake it to get his attention, then slowly move the toy from side to side and up and down. See how your curious little one tracks the object? Now slowly lift the object higher and lower to his face so he can see it moving from near to far. Watch your baby’s eyes open wide in wonder as the object comes closer. This is what learning looks like!