How can parents help in vision development of their child?
Here is how parents can help develop a child’s vision during the first few years.
Birth to four months
- Use a nightlight or other dim lamp in your baby’s room.
- Change the cradle position frequently and change your child’s position in it.
- Within a range of eight to twelve inches near the baby, place safe toys.
- Talk to your baby as you walk around the room.
- Alternate right and left sides with each feeding.
Five to eight months
- Hang kid safe objects across the crib for the baby to grab, pull and kick.
- Leave the baby on floor and give a lot of time to play and explore.
- Give kid friendly blocks or toys for the baby to hold with hands.
- Play with hand gestures and connected songs.
Nine to twelve months
- Aid the development of visual memory by playing peek a boo or hide and seek games with toys.
- Help the kid’s vocabulary by naming objects while handling them.
- Encourage crawling and creeping.
One to two years
- Help visual tracking by playing with a ball rolled back and forth.
- Give the child toys of varying sizes, shapes and color. play with to boost fine motor skills and small muscle development.
- Read or tell stories to as this will help the child’s ability to visualize and developing reading skills.