Collect close-up snapshots of your family, and tuck them into resealable sandwich bags or a sturdy mini-photo album. You can also place photos between clear laminate sheets, have them laminated at a copy store, or use trading-card protectors to hold them. The idea is to make it easy for your baby to hold, handle, and even mouth the photos.
If you laminate the photos, punch a hole in the top left corner of each and add a shower curtain ring or key ring to hold them together. Attach a couple of plastic play links to the key ring, and hang the pack of photos from your baby's stroller, infant seat, high chair, or crib. Variation: Slip your photos into a plush photo cube made just for small children.
Your baby is learning to discriminate visually as well as track and focus on objects and people. He is also developing the ability to coordinate his head and eye movements. As he grows older, he'll learn to recognize and name familiar faces. This activity will help toddlers and older children remember relatives who live far away.