If you’ve followed MondoMom for some time, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of dollar stores. I go there when I’m bored… yea, it’s that bad.
Dollar Tree is my favorite one by far. I can literally walk in there and collect a cartful of stuff that I absolutely must have. And can’t live without.
I especially like dollar stores for kids toys. These toys can get used and abused and outgrown and you never feel bad if it’s a toy from the dollar store. Check out some of my past dollar store toys, like this dollar store foam bath toys, dollar store pom pom toys, my dollar store foam sticks toy, my dollar store squishy worms toy, and my dollar store pinwheel toy.
Anyway, on to the meat of this post. I made this little book before my first was born, almost three years ago! It’s a simple-concept book. Infant vision is not too sharp during the first few months of life. High-contrast images, especially those featuring black, white and red colors, tend to capture their attention most. So I set out to create a small picture book of images that feature black, white and red colors with random shapes and patterns to help stimulate my little one’s eyes.
Make your own DIY high-contrast vision stimulation book for infants: dollar store toy
I simply picked up a dollar store photo album, a small album with a kid-oriented cover. Mine has a sweet little duck on the cover.
Here are some of my interior pages for inspiration.
Yes, you could probably find high-contrast images online and print them out and that would work too. But I like the simple geometric shapes and large-scale patterns that I was able to create by hand. All I used was construction paper in black, white and red. And also a red marker.
If you have about a half hour and want to stimulate your baby’s vision with a simple high-contrast book, then this project would be worth your time!