Sunday, 15 January 2017

Black and white arctic animal cards

As you have seen, we have been working on tons of fun arctic themed activities this month with Y! Of course, I don't want to leave out Baby Natasha, so I created some black and white image cards that she could also use! 

Psst! But the fun thing is that these cards could also be used for toddlers. I created each card both as completely black cards as well as black and white, outline cards. Toddlers could use these as matching cards to create a fun visual discrimination work. You can read below why visual discrimination is a very important work for young tots! 

Free black and white arctic animal image cards for babies and toddlers by Welcome to Mommyhood #montessori, #toddleractivities, #infantactivities, #montessoribaby

Free Arctic animal image cards

Age: for babies from newborn to about six months old or shadow matching for toddlers

Why: Babies have extremely poor vision, which is why decorations or toys with high contrast colours (such as a black, white, and red) are the only colours they can see at first. 

For toddlers, creating matching works using these cards is a good way to practice visual discrimination. This is a very important skill that prepares children for reading and mathematics.

How to use for babies
  • Print the images on durable paper (such as card stock)
  • Laminate or place in photo frames for additional durability 

You can then display these images for infants to look at. This improves concentration and vision!

How to use for toddlers

  • Print the images on durable paper (such as card stock)
  • Laminate for additional durability

Present these cards in two separate stacks - one with the black images and one with the outlined images. Ask your child to match the cards to each other.

This is a very simple, but effective way to practice visual discrimination, preparing your tot for future work in reading and writing! 

Download Now 

You can download your own set of free Arctic Animal Image Cards by clicking on the 'download now' button below or on the text 'Arctic Animal Image Cards for Babies'. Enjoy! 

Includes: 12 black and white arctic animal image cards

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