Baby Patterns

Newborn babies are visually stimulated by high-contrast patterns. Their ability to distinguish colours and fine detail does not usually develop until 3-4 months.

This application shows a number of different patterns on a computer screen, with the following features:
  • Change between five different patterns at the touch of a button
  • Automatically cycle between patterns every few seconds (useful when you haven't got a free hand)
  • Animate the patterns gently from side-to-side
  • Make the patterns bigger or smaller, to suit your screen size

What to expect when BabyPatterns starts up

Start BabyPatterns
Simply click on the link below:
You may be asked to open/save a JNLP file. Please open this - if possible - using Java Web Start. If this does not work then find out whether you have Java installed on your computer and if not download it from here.

You can download a printable PDF of stimulating patterns from Kideas' web site. These are suitable for putting up in the nursery, etc.

The author is not responsible for any damage, material or personal occurring as a result of using this software. Never leave a young child unsupervised while in front of a computer.