Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Teach Your Toddler Colors

teach your toddler colors

Learn How to Teach Your Child Colors

Everyday we teach our children little bits of information to prepare them for their future. Whether or not you home school your children,  we teach them every day at home, such as the alphabet, numbers, and colors. Over the years, I've found some fun and easy activities to teach my toddlers colors.

Remember, Every Child is Different

Every child is different and learns at their own pace, so it's important to have patience. Don't pressure them when it comes to teaching them something new, especially toddlers. Work slowly with them and don't try to teach them too much at once. It takes most children a few days of working together to remember what they have learned, so it takes some practice to get that information to stick.

Start with the Easy Colors

To first teach your toddler colors, pick the basic colors that are the easiest, such as red, blue, green, and yellow. Turn it into a fun activity by assigning each day of the week a different color.

For example, have Monday as "red day." Show your child the color and go around the home searching for that color. Make all the activities for the day revolve around that color. Here are some fun ideas:

  • Wear red clothes. 
  • Play with red toys.
  • If you have some food coloring, make food red eggs. 
 Repeat this with a different color every day and they will learn their colors in no time.

 

Practice and Review

Each day, it's important to review the previously learned colors. Make the review fun by having them color or paint a picture and have them tell you what each color is as they use it. Remember to introduce new colors slowly and don't push them to learn it all in one day.

Make it Fun

Use fun objects to teach your child colors. I have 3 boys, so legos are a hit. One of my sons loved learning with colored socks. You can look through books and explain all the colors or look through the cabinets.

Just remember, don't force them to learn quickly. If a child is pushed too hard, it can make the learning process difficult and they won't look forward to participating. Plus, toddlers have a really short attention span.

Remember, keep it fun and they will learn in to time.

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