Following objects or people with eyes

Baby at around this time turns head and eyes to look toward light source or moving hands. If you move an object slowly across your baby's field of vision, he will track it with his eyes. Eye movements will still be a bit jerky.

Now Juli's eyesight tracked my movement. As I moved around or between her and the camera, I noticed that Juli followed my movement with her eyes.

Goos, gurgles, and grunts still increased. Her attention span also continued to increase gradually. Her gaze had increased a bit longer that I took the opportunity to talk with her in ASL. She seemed to be more aware.

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Also see Eye contact in sign language

Emerging eye-hand coordination

Gaze-shifting between picture and signed word

Gaze-shifting, gaze-following, gaze turn-taking

Eye-gazing and object permanence

This documentation project follows a baby's language acquisition, literacy development, and phonological acquisition in sign language, specifically ASL, week by week from gazing at birth to manual babbling, to first words just before the first birthday in a natural native-ASL environment and visual culture.

The second-year and third-year documentation continues to follow the same child's language and phonological acquisition and literacy development in ASL on a weekly basis from the one-word stage to two-word and multiple utterances.

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