Children (3 - 5 years)
Color is everywhere in our world—in plants, animals, skin tones, buildings, the sky, or in soil. So it’s no surprise that color is a topic that captures children’s imaginations.
Exploring color and mixing different colors helps your child understand the world of color around him—both indoors and outdoors. While exploring color, he will be building:
- Observation skills as he notices different shades or tints of a color.
- Math skills as he makes color patterns.
- Language skills as he describes the colors he sees.
A good place to start your color exploration is by going on a color hunt for your child’s favorite color. He will begin to become aware of colors, including darker shades and lighter tints of his favorite color and other colors. Talk about what you are discovering as you explore together. But most of all have fun in our colorful world.
For media resources about color, visit the Children's section on the site and click on "Unit 2: Colors All Around".