- Use the seasons to help teach your child about colors—green in spring, white in winter, orange in fall, blue in summer and so on. Make drawings emphasizing the colors of each season.
- The use of toy blocks, cards, paints, and crayons can help your child develop color skills and learn to name them.
- Talk a walk outdoors (or even in the house) and look for a particular color. Say blue for example, and then ask if a toy is blue, or is the car parked out front blue?
- Choose a day of the week and make it “color day”. Make projects, wear clothing, cook foods and read books about that color.
- Hot glue crayons to a strip of tag board. Then provide a second set of crayons and invite the children to match the colors.
- Read a good book involving colors. Some favorites are:
NOTE: This article has been published in several regional parenting magazines across the country, including Parent Guide News and Metro Parent (SE Michigan).
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