FUN FACT: Did you know there are many different ways children learn? Some learn best through songs and rhymes; others through illustrations and print in books; and still others learn best through tactile experiences such as touch, smell and movement. Since we talked about colors during our fourth storytime, I thought it would be helpful to include this handout aptly titled: Helping Children Learn to Recognize Colors.
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We waved our colorful scarves to this song during storytime. Sing it at home with your baby – you can point out the different colors as you sing together. This video clip will give you the tune and words to the song.
BOOKS WE SHARED
Circles by Yusuke Yonezu is deceptively simple. Although limited in text it teaches children basic colors and introduces them to the concepts of shape (circle) and size (big & little). It also shows how circle shapes can be found in everyday objects. The book begins with the question: “What can a big red circle be?” Why a balloon or an apple! “What can a yellow circle make?” The sun or an egg! Two blue circles can make wheels or glasses and so on. We finally end with four little black circles. (Look at the flannel below to guess where they might be found!)
Flannel Board used with the book, Circles:
In Edward Gibbs’ I Spy With My Little Eye, we are introduced to many “colorful” creatures. The peephole shows us a hint of color but it isn’t until we turn the page that we see the matching animal. Such a great book for babies and toddlers – the illustrations are huge, the colors vivid and the guessing game throughout keeps little ones engaged and thinking. Also a wonderful book to teach colors and animal identification. You can use the book to make the animal sounds as well. Another fun way to bond and get your infant ready for reading.