How to do visual exercises for babies?
At 4 months old, your baby has developed binocular vision. Babies can now use both eyes at the same time and have a better sense of distance and depth. He is now still attracted by the moving patterns and colours around him. (Especially TV.)
Of course, the baby’s vision development is still immature, so what visual exercises are suitable for your baby?
Put something brightly coloured in a monotonous background. For example: put a red ball in the middle of a white table cloth. When the baby sees that there are no sounds or movements, he will try to reach out and even put it in his mouth (be careful of choking hazards). Your child may choose to pick up the ball, as long as the baby is willing to touch the red ball, it shows that the baby’s hand-eye coordination is good.
Purpose： To train your baby’s vision and concentration.
Visual stimulation training
1. Parents hold the baby and let the baby sit or stand in front of the big mirror. The parents call out the baby’s name and ask: “Where is the baby?”
2. The parent raises one of the baby’s hand and wave his hand and said, “The baby is here.”
3. The parent asks the baby: “Where is your mother (or dad and others)?” (You can leave the mirror temporarily), and immediately returned to the mirror and said to the baby, “Mom is here!” At the same time, he waved at the baby.
Purpose： To give baby visual stimulation
Some parents like to cover their baby’s eyes with a gauze or towel when going out. In fact, this is not a good habit. Because infancy is the most sensitive period of visual development, if one eye is blocked for a long time, it may cause permanent visual abnormality of the covered eye, which is what doctors call form deprivation amblyopia. Therefore, do not cover your baby’s eyes with items.