How visual stimulation makes baby’s brain develop.
“At birth, the nerve cells in baby’s brain are disorganized and not well connected. While baby grows, the brain receives input from all five senses. This input causes nerve cells to multiply and form a multitude of connections with other nerve cells. This is why visual stimulation is so crucial. For example, if a baby is kept blindfolded the visual center in his brain would never develop, the optic nerve would shrivel up, and baby would never develop vision. On the other hand, if you provide continuous visual input into baby’s eyes, the retina thrives, the optic nerve grows, and the visual part of baby’s brain thrives and develops by leaps and bounds.”
– Dr. Sears
A newborn baby can see clearly about 8-12 inches from his or her face. A great way to stimulate a babies vision is black and white toys, cards or books. One of my favorite companies for black and white cards is wee gallery. The cards and affordable and modern. They are printed on sturdy board. Each 5×7″ card is beautifully finished with matte lamination and child-friendly rounded corners. While the cards are not recommended for teething they do hold up with my 6 month olds drool and gums. With that said I wouldn’t recommend your baby chewing on them if he or she has teeth.
The two sets I have are:
Art cards for baby: black and white collection (includes 6 animal cards in a box)
Art cards for baby: woodland collection (includes 6 animal cards in a box)
Both sets are black and white as pictured. The black and white collection is fun because on the back not only gives the animals name but provides a pic of what that animal eats as well. One side is white and the other black. The woodland collection the animals name is on one side. The cards are also black on one side and white on the other.
The other wee gallery product I have are the fruit and veggie stroller cards. These cards I would not recommend any type of teething or drool because they won’t hold up. They will however hold up to being dropped and tossed because they are made of thick cardboard. These cards are great for teaching colors. On the back of each card it tells you what the fruit or veggie is as well as the color. On the front of the card each fruit and veggie has a cute face.
The wee gallery cards are perfect for the diaper bag and easy to bring along with you anywhere. My four year old and six month old use these cards daily. We are working on colors with the toddler as well as animals she might not see daily. These cards are perfect for not only visual simulation but educational as well for any ages.
Wee galled isn’t just limited to cards. From mobiles to ceramics, nesting toys and even tattoos they are the perfect place to find those bold, modern toys that look great all over your house. For travel they have cute little coloring books that spark your imagination with completing the outfit of an animal and if your looking for a card for that cute little youngster they have you covered w that as well.
So now that I got you super excited about what they have, check them out!
Wee gallery cards can be found on Amazon.com as well as https://weegallery.com/