In the first three months, newborn babies could just see black, white, and gray. They do not have the full visual capacity to see objects and colors. They only focus on objects at around 8-12 inches away from them. Newborns are more engaged in black-and-white high-contrast images rather than full-colored images. Researches have shown that high-contrasting black and white patterns can stimulate and help babies develop their vision system. Engagement with contrasting images and shapes can also boost newborns to learn and focus.
This worksheet provides several pages of flashcards, containing simple black and white images of various shapes, patterns, and objects, including nested squares, circles, square tiles, star, clover, asterisk, dingbat diamond, four diamonds, dingbat cross, club and spade, daisy, lotus, hibiscus, evergreen tree, sun, basketball, football, tennis ball, bowling ball, volleyball, archery target, tomato, cake, avocado, broccoli, pear, and pretzel. Parents could use these images to train and entertain their newborn babies. You may cut the sheet into flashcards to present different combinations to your kids.