Now widely accepted that much of the world remains a blur for the initial weeks of a baby’s life, I wanted to help G’s visual development. They are often only able to distinguish strong contrasts, hence the reason for the ever growing black and white toys for babies.
High-contrast colours like black and white will captivate and hold baby’s attention, encouraging visual development as well as physical activity. However, having a baby is very expensive and I have created a number of these black and white resources for a couple of pounds a time… and G LOVES them!! 🙂
- 3 white, blank canvas boards
- Black permanent marker
- sticky tape
I sketched a simple pattern with pencil onto each canvas. Using a permanent marker, I coloured in the drawing. Finally, I using several lengths of wool and sticky tape to attach the 3 boards together. To add ways in which I could use this black and white board, I added a loop of ribbon to each end. Very simple, very quick and cost pennies!