Since everything a young child does becomes an inspiring experience for him, the images should include things that he remembers and, if they can name it, all the better. Young children learn best with visual examples and what is the best way to do it, if not by coloring. Therefore, you can use coloring books to teach young children not only colors, but also the alphabet or counting numbers. The alphabet or numbers can also be large enough for children to color as well.
Young children usually begin to learn to identify tones when they are 18 months old. By the time they are 2 or 3 years old, most babies can name and distinguish colors. If you want to teach your child to learn all about colors, there are many interesting ways to do it.
Follow these 5 easy steps to help your little one identify and name the colors around him:
When you teach your toddler about shadows, know that it will be a long learning process. This is why you should start with simple things. Point out everyday objects and mention colors informally. When teaching colors use similar objects to compare such as the “red ball” and the “green ball.” This makes it much easier for you to distinguish the tones.
Use your child’s interest as a way to teach him
It is easier for children to learn something when it is related to the things they love. If your child likes cars, he can point to different cars and name the colors when he is on the road. If your child is addicted to puzzles, use age-appropriate colorful puzzles to help her learn.
Prepare colorful meals
Get your child involved in food preparation, from grocery shopping and ingredient prep to helping with the cooking process. Kids love to feel committed to a task, so it’s a great way to learn and have fun at the same time. As you prepare the ingredients (preferably fruits and vegetables), name each one and the color. You can say “red tomato,” “green pepper,” or “orange carrot,” so each time you come across these foods, you will remember what color they are.
Use songs and rhymes
Research has shown that music plays an important role in a child’s development. At the same time, young children tend to learn rhymes easily, so combining the two can help your child learn about tones faster. Download some fun videos about the different colors and watch them with your child. After you’ve seen this together a couple of times, sing the rhymes (without watching the video) so the child will remember them better.
Encourage more time to color!
What better way to teach young people about colors than colored pencils? Grab these coloring books for kids with fun shapes and characters and make your session fun and quality time!