Mental Leap 2 – The World of Patterns
Sometime around 8 weeks your baby will begin to experience the world in a new way. He will be able to recognize simple patterns in the world around him and in his own body. Although it may be hard for us to imagine at first, this happens in all the senses, not just vision. For example, he may discover his hands and feet and spend hours practicing his skill at controlling a certain posture of his arm or leg. He’ll be endlessly fascinated with the way light displays shadows on the wall of his bedroom. You might notice him studying the detail of cans on the grocery store shelf or listening to himself making short bursts of sounds, such as ah, uh, ehh.
Any of these things—and a whole lot more—signal a big change in your baby’s mental development. This change will enable him to learn a new set of skills that he would have been incapable of learning at an earlier age, no matter how much help and encouragement you gave him. But just as in his previous developmental leap, adjusting to this new world will not come easily at first.
NOTEThis information is not enough to help your baby through the leap (mental leap 2). Read all about this leap in the book and give your baby the help he really needs.
Your baby really needs your guidance during this (and other) leap(s)!
- See the world through your baby’s perspective
- Learn how to encourage each leap forward
- Help your baby with the three Cs’ of fussy behavior Cranky, Clingy, Crying
- Know which games and toys are best during each key week
- Use calendars, charts and checklists to make sense of their behavior
- Week-by-week guide to baby’s behavior