Download and Print High Contrast Images from the Infant Zoo
How to use baby flash cards:
Using black and white images is a simple way to help your baby exercise their eyes and develop their vision. Here are some ideas on how to engage with your little one:
Place the images about 12 inches away from your infant’s face. Let you baby look at the same image until it looks away or loses interest. You may find you baby starting at the same image for up to minutes at at time.
When they lose interest in one picture, move to the next one.
Show you baby high-contrast images during tummy time or during alert ‘play’ times.
High contrast images help activate a baby’s early brain development and are powerful learning tools.
Black and white pictures stimulate sensory activity. As your baby reacts to the imagery, they develop movement and dexterity as they try to interact with the images.
Black and white pictures help babies develop visual perception. Your baby’s vision and recognition skill increase as they view images of animals, faces, shape and common objects as well as simple repeating patterns.
“Babies who are stimulated by their environments reach developmental milestones faster; have better coordination and a more secure self image”
Ludington-Hoe & Golant, 1987
Creator of the internationally acclaimed Infant Stimulation Program