Articles- Sensory Development & Related Newborn Activities

Newborn’s Vision and Developmental Activities
2 – 5 Months Vision & Developmental Activities


0 to 3 Month Senses Milestones

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  • Sees best with peripheral vision and sees primarily in 2D (0-2 months)
  • Obligatory Looking – baby may fixate on a single object (2 months)
  • Differentiates colors (primarily red/green only) if large and bright (2 months)
  • Tracks moving objects much smoother and more precise (2 months)
  • Contrast drastically improves- begins to see shades of color (2-3 months)
  • Likes facial expressions and watches face intently
  • Visual coordination of eyes and hand/eye coordination starts
  • Recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance


  • Smiles at the sound of your voice
  • Ability to hear volume variances improves drastically (can hear sounds other than loud volumes)