For kids to recognize a color, they need to have accumulated hundreds of information pieces that help them define that color concept. After reading many articles about how to teach colors, we have decided to spend as much time as needed on each color until K gets it!
We started today with a table full of yellow for dinner. We planted marigolds that are yellow, we found a Winnie-The-Pooh windmill for the back yard, lots of plates, bowls, cups, buckets, squishy toys, Frisbee, plastic ice cubes….etc. We plan to have lots of fun with our learning activities.
Color has not shape, it has no size, it can be seen inside and outside, and color can have different textures. Experiencing colors in different ways helps carve the concept in the brain. When learning colors, kids can experience the colors through all their senses - sight, sound, smell, taste, touch - the more experiences they get, the easier it is to remember. We have got a bag full of creative items and can’t wait to color shaving cream for bath time.
May will be Mellow Yellow…yes we are doing songs with Yellow in them as well! Lots of pictures to follow!