Visual and auditory tracking is a major development for your baby. As adults we underestimate how often we use this skill.
Turning your head in the right direction when someone calls your name or following the direction of a ball during a game of tennis, we are constantly looking and listening.
You can easily help develop these skills by having your newborn track objects and noises you make.
When your baby is alert, try these steps to help his visual tracking skills:
With stronger neck muscles (thanks to all the tummy time) your baby might be interested in following sounds from about 4 weeks. Hearing “real-world” sounds will make stronger connections in your baby’s brain than any toy or recording making this a great activity to try outdoors.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
These activities seem simple enough, but they help your baby develop listening skills, sensory skills, motor skills, and attention span.
Start the development journey with MonkiBox. Montessori-inspired toys designed to give your child the best start.
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