Non-Fiction | 11 September 2015Learning Colors Share article facebook twitter google pinterest When your little one is starting to learn his or her colors, you’ll probably find yourself subconsciously pointing out every shade in eyesight, “Look at that blue dress! Do you see the brown dog? What a yummy orange carrot!” There are colors all around us, and once we take the time to notice them, it’s hard not to point out their vibrancy! Whether you just have colors on the mind or are hoping to speed along your child’s learning process, keep up the color naming because it’s super helpful for kids. Repetition has been proven to be vastly effective for retaining information, especially in young, sponge-like minds. The more frequently you describe objects by their colors, the easier it becomes for a child to relate the word of a color to its shade. Soon enough, you’ll have a toddler who’s learning colors and ready for the colorful world of preschool! There are so many fun ways you can practice color identification with kids. Turn the morning routine into dress-up time, and have your little one pick out your outfit depending on the chosen color of the day. Play I Spy, but focus on colors: “I spy with my little eye something purple.” Point out the colors of the different foods during dinner, and then start a color-centered conversation: “This red strawberry is delicious! What other red foods do you like to eat?” The possibilities are endless! Pink Van First Wheels: Colors illustrated by Susan Steggall is the perfect picture book for little ones learning all the colors of the rainbow. Each page features a different colored automobile, from a blue tractor to a pink van to a red dump truck, beautifully illustrated in distinct shades for easy identification. Make story-time color-time with First Wheels: Colors, and take the lesson beyond the pages by pointing out all the different colored cars you see on the streets! Take a look at some of the illustrations in the excerpt below. Excerpted from First Wheels: Colors Purple Truck Yellow Bulldozer Author: Susan Steggall Format: Hardcover, 32 Pages ISBN: 9781847807427 Age Range: 2 to 5 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.