Try using this Preschool Color Chart when teaching colors to your child.
Colors are very important descriptive words that everyone learns as they develop their communication skills.
Once your child has mastered the ability to recognize colors you can use the chart to help your child learn the color sight words.
Consisting of 12 common colors - the chart features a colored picture and the word for each color.
Colors can be difficult for children to learn. There is a huge range of colors and it can be hard for even adults to tell the difference between some shades of pink and red.
Children tend to learn language in a particular way. They generally start with nouns and then begin to learn the associated adjective.
For example, your child is likely learn the word apple and then go on to say that the apple is red or juicy.
When teaching colors to children as a parent you should explain the chart by saying - The apple is red rather than This is a red apple. This way you are pointing out the object first and then describing a property of the object - which is much easier for your child.
Refer to the article from the Scientific American website listed below for more information on learning colors for children.
There is a great range of activities that parents can use to teach colors to children. Here are some basics games you can conduct with the preschool color chart:
Color Flashcards - Use these great color flashcards when teaching your child colors and the sight words for each color.
Online Articles - To find out more about children learning colors, try this articles in the Scientific American titled Why Johnny Can't Name His Colors.
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