Babies are wired to learn! Here’s how to support their learning journey.
Babies are born with fully developed hearing and they’ve been listening since the womb. While they probably weren’t following your nightly conversations of, “I don’t know, what do you want for dinner?” They recognize your voice and will turn their head when they hear your voice (PS: They vote for pizza).
Support your little one’s development by talking and singing with them. You can also try speaking in parentese, a sing-song voice that helps your little one hear and start to understand the individual sounds in words.
Newborns are also drawn to high contrast images because their eyes are tuned to notice the edges of objects against a background (think black objects on a light blanket). Bold patterns with lots of edges provide plenty of visual input to engage your baby’s attention and help develop their eyesight.