The vision of newborn babies are not fully developed. In the first 3 months, babies can only focus on objects which are around 8-11 inches away, and they can only see black, white and gray. 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 help the stimulation of visual and cognitive development of young babies. They also can boost the concentration skills of babies. Exposing babies to black-and-white images is extremely beneficial.
This worksheet provides simple black and white images of three fruits: apple, avocado, and orange. Parents could use these images to calm newborn babies, as well as to stimulate the development of their vision and brain. It is also a good entertainment for tummy time. You may also cut the sheet into several strips with different patterns.