There you are, developing your child’s visual system, increasing their perceptual continuity—which helps them know when an object is really in front of them or not—all while nerves in the child’s visual system are branching out, building circuits that will affect his or her visual accuracy the rest of their life … whew. And you thought playing peek-a-boo was a simple little game.
Not only does it elicit giggles from babies, but studies also suggest there is science behind the silliness.
Researchers believe by four to six months of age, infants learn perceptual continuity. During these months the child’s visual system continues it’s key development.
While the body does its work on its own, games like peek-a-boo add an important stimulus to the child as they sit back and watch the world around them.
Now you don’t have to feel so silly.
Here are some more of my blogs on this topic:
- Mom’s exercise in pregnancy increases her baby’s brain activity
- Pediatrician group: Children under two should NOT watch TV, videos
- Regular exercise boosts the brain, especially for kids
- DHA formula promoted as baby brain booster
- Yet another study suggests television viewing may impair children’s language development
- Popular baby media does not actually advance learning
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