This is Book 1 (110 pg) of a 2 Book Set
Learning Colours Through Themes
There are many ways of going about teaching colours to preschoolers. If you are
wondering about how to teach colours to your preschooler, you need to first think of
the ideas that can help him in looking closely at the colours. Unlike the older age
groups, a preschooler may not be able to distinguish between colours in a painting.
He may not be able to distinguish coloured pencils from one another, as well. You
need something bigger to catch his attention. One way of doing this is to define a
preschool colour theme properly.
Here are some ideas:
â€¢ You could decorate your child's bedroom in a particular colour, such as red.
Use red curtains, red blankets, and have red decorations on the walls. Perhaps
your child can pick out a special stuffed animal that is red in colour to place
on her bed. This will keep on reminding them about the colour red. Change the scheme every once in a while, or add new colours gradually.
â€¢ Another preschool colour activity is to let children use finger paints on a big
piece of paper. Ask them to dip their hands in colours and print it on the paper. This is a preschool colour activity that many children really love.
â€¢ Preschool colour themes may also include pointing out a particular colour to
your children at all occasions. While sitting at the breakfast table you can point
out that the apple is red in colour. The colour of your car and your own favourite dress may also help the preschooler learn colours.
Playing Games to Learn Colours
Play colour games with your children. This will help them learn a lot about colours.
Some suggestions for games include:
â€¢ Colour Search: Look for a certain colour of objects in a room.
â€¢ Fishing: Have your child fish for a certain colour of paper fish, using paper clips
on the fish and a pole with a magnet on the end.
â€¢ Colour Toss: Have your child toss a bean bag at colour squares and try to land
on a colour that you call out to them.
Some children are naturally talented when it comes to learning colours. They may
have an inclination towards painting or drawing and so colours are something that
they will become familiar with quickly. Although some children learn their colours very
quickly, it is a fact that almost all children are interested in colours.
This unit will introduce your child to new words "vocabulary" that he or she will come
to recognise and associate with the colour or a picture of the colour. Encourage your child to use the new words in descriptive sentences during everyday chat or in more structured exercises e.g. "The sky is dark blue today.." "The banana is bright yellow..." Your child will soon make use of the vocabulary he or she learns during everyday conversation.