Recommendations for Parents

"PARENTS GUIDE on Visual Learning

  • Vision is a learned skill like language and at the same time ... All skills are interdependent: vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, locomotion, manipulation, language, and others.
  • All parents do not realize the nature of that learning. The baby learns right or wrong to understand ...?
  • Only one can appreciate learning Optometrist vision.
  • To help parents learn the appropiate visual health for your children, your Optometrist will present this brochure which are grouped the experiences essential for good learning vision.
  • When uncertain, please consult.


Learn Good to See Great


During the first months of life the baby has a special schedule for him, in despair of some parents. But do not attach the child to an adult schedule depriving certain experiences that are convenient.

It is desirable to leave some lights lit so that when the baby has to wake, there are objects look at. These lights should be clean, to draw the eye, but of low intensity. Light is essential for vision learning.



The child has two sides, it is necessary to take this into account when feeding. At least two hours of the day are devoted to baby feed therefore no need to always give him bottle feeding with the same arm.

In the classical position, the child has always covered the same eye by the mother's breast. Taking it lying down, his head is turned so that one of his eyes, the one that's generally covered by the bottle holder.

Moms, reverse the arm that holds the bottle, so baby sensed it in her crib. Two hours a day in the life of a toddler, is too long!



To help the baby to gain more tone, it is advisable to lay him on his belly, from the time they can support their heads.

This position forces the child to develop the muscles of the neck, head and back. Soon his shoulders hold his head and he will experience great joy, however, and even if he rabidly manifest desire, it is better not sit him before he can do it yourself. A baby develops very fast not necessarily very well developed.



It is very important to place the baby in a space large enough so it can rotate freely about himself.

Learn well inscribed in the vertical axis of the body head-feet. This directionality should be the first to be integrated. Ignore Hence, this is investment risk allowing the normal sequence of learning. And it is not the age of the bearings when they manifest the consequences ... Above all, do not put the baby in a jumper before you have experienced either the vertical axis.



If you put the baby face down on the ground, you realize that in a few moments moves in a circular, spinning. This movement is natural and essential, since it allows the child manipulating the horizontal, for maintaining body mass around the center of gravity. To move easily, the child needs space. The park is very small to allow this movement "wheel".



You hear often that children have a habit of throwing his toys. To correct quickly bind them to their chairs. This is not a hobby. It is a very serious game should not contradict. Moms have found that when a small grab an object is very difficult to remove it. It's because he does not know yet. It is in the state of apprehension and do not know release. When the baby throws his toys is because it has the mastery of arrest and release exercises its power. Your ear will help, and experience the high and the low. Pulling his rattle from above, he perceives the noise of the fall and winds down ...

From game to game, the child "builds" the master of manipulation.



Coordination and control-engine does not end when the child can walk only. Must now apply your new expertise in activities that require greater coordination. The balance games, such as the rack horizontal, dance, stilts, favor the development of large muscles and strengthen neuromuscular control.

Thus, dosing wisely more refined activities and other grosser, the child will reach the harmonious development that all parents want.

The time to quit drawing on a blackboard inclined has came, helping. Working on a blackboard is a joy for the child and must continue using the stylus. The sloping slate offers worktop allowing free manipulation.



The baby born with two eyes, two hands, two feet ... is not it prudent to place the crib in the corner, as for hours, days, even months, the eye located on the side of the wall will have a reduced visual field.

If we put a cast on one leg of a normal baby, we will perturb the learning process to walk. Exactly the same applies to learning vision.

In cases where it is impossible to do otherwise, change every day the position of the baby in the crib. The child's head one day to the side of the head of the crib and the other head to the feet. Each eye has the chance to learn.

Touching on all parts of your body, learn to know them, and you soon realize the relationship between them. Under the pretext of having the child snug can be deprived of all these wonders and experiences that are indispensable.



The more toys the child has the better. If the colors are bright, the pleasure is multiplied.

It's easy to place the child's reach harmless toys that can manipulate to it's liking. The felt, flipped them, put them on him, the spear, the pick again, the look ... And learn well, the contact of these objects, to locate parts of your body coordination and develop your eye and hand. With hands and eyes, learn their universe.



Develops intelligence, experiences accumulate and integrate. Provide the child's simple games to help themselves to this development: Mounting kits, puzzles, blocks and others.

Under the child form of games train your visual projection and integration in the brain, the activities of the eye and the hand. It is appropriate to give children early rides, it does not turn easily, to the adults, passive spectators.

We must choose wisely which games that stimulate their curiosity, develop their skills visuo-manual and visual judgment.



  • You take full significance of a stimulus light on space. This meaning is the memory of all past experience of the organism.
  • The first experiences mentioned in this brochure have a special value for learning of vision.
  • The order in which you have presented corresponds to the natural sequence of development, and should be respected. This means that the child must crawl on his belly, and walk on all fours before getting to foot, from which it follows need for discouraging the use of the park and the "foosball"