Each of the five senses is a doorway to babies’ mind.
While baby?s vision may be one of the least developed senses at birth, visual input during the early months may have the most profound effect on baby?s developing nervous system.
Why is visual stimulation so important for a baby?
A newborn retina can only detect large contrasts between light and dark, or black and white. So while an adult can appreciate various shades of pastel colors on the wall of baby?s nursery, a newborn may only see them as one shade all blurred together.
At birth, the nerve cells in baby?s brain are disorganized and not well connected. While baby grows, the brain receives input from all five senses. This input causes nerve cells to multiply and form a multitude of connections with other nerve cells. This is why visual stimulation is so crucial. If we provide continuous visual input into baby?s eyes, the retina thrives, the optic nerve grows, and the visual part of baby?s brain thrives and develops by leaps and bounds.
She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan and her drawings, games and ideas have ended up in books and magazines to explain to little and grown-ups how to make creative objects even with poor and apparently useless materials. She holds reading workshops to transform words and colours into games with and for children. She has published more than 20 titles with the major Italian publishers.
This Black & White book series has been specially designed for toddlers. According to Maria Montessori?s theory ? the world-famous Italian pedagogist ? before infants are able to clearly see colours, they respond to the strong contrast between black and white, which makes this the perfect first book series for brain and visual development. This series provides over 64 exercises for babies during their visual sensitive period. Slide-and-pull tabs make these books even more joyful, attractive and certainly unique on the market!