Vision and motor movements are intricately connected. They rely on each other for their development. Dr. Arnold Gesell, an American psychologist, pediatrician, professor at Yale University who is known for his research and contributions in the field of child development noted that vision influences and is influenced by movement.
Vision leads motor action. For example, a baby learns to crawl because of a desire to get to something seen. In turn, as the baby moves through space a three dimensional world develops. This sense of space gives our eyes the ability to align and focus accurately on a target enabling our brain to process what we are seeing and decide how to act. Vision is not fully developed at birth! It is developed through our experiences.
Stay tuned for a blog coming soon about what Infant’s See.