Teach colors to your baby: exercises to distinguish them
"Red, green, yellow and ... blue!" Around two or two and a half years, most children already understand, name and know some colors. Therefore, whether it is with special paints, with plasticine, cardboard or any other material, from the age of one is a good time to teach your baby colors with exercises to distinguish them. So you can stimulate your baby through creative world of colors.
At these ages, in addition, almost all children are great fans to draw scribbles. We must take advantage of this innate ability to enrich your brain with new concepts that will be of great help tomorrow.
Teach colors through contrasts and stimulate your intelligence
Through the shape and color we recognize the visible world. The view, like all the senses, is one of the entry ways of information available to the brain. Through it, different stimuli arrive: if they are really striking, new ones will be created neuronal connections and if not, they will only cover the already existing ones.
The best way to motivate children's intelligence is through new objects and great contrasts. The already experienced does not stimulate, because it is already known and does not suppose any additional effort.
On the contrary, contemplating an object never seen before is stimulating for the child because it forces his brain to find new relationships, to search through memories ... The contrast of sensations also motivates: in the case of taste, between the sweet and the bitter ; in the case of the ear, between the acute and the grave ...
Visual stimulation through colors
In the stimulation of sight, colors can be very useful because in addition to the simple sensation, they involve certain associated symbolic connotations and develop the logical reasoning of children.
To understand this concept a little better, we can make a very simple experience. If we look at the ceiling and count the seconds we can maintain interest, they will always be few; something else if there is a stain or a chip that demands our attention. On the other hand, if we look at a picture that we have hanging on the wall, the observation time will be much longer. If we looked at the picture many times, no new elements would appear in it and we would have the impression of knowing it "by heart": this means that it stimulates us little visually.
Play to group objects of the same color
An activity that usually offers good results when it comes to helping children understand colors is to encourage them to group similar objects. Thus, for example, we can scatter several red things (a handkerchief, a building block, a pen ...). As the child finds something red, he "will have to group it" with everyone else. In this way you will not only learn to recognize the colors but also you will begin to realize that around you there are many different elements (for its shape and texture) but with the same tonality.
Exercises to teach your baby to distinguish colors
1. Hang colorful figures on the wall and ask your son / daughter to indicate the colors that we indicate. Thanks to this simple exercise the child will assimilate each of the colors we propose. Once you know the most basic ones (red, yellow, green, blue ...) try to teach them more difficult new ones (mallow, gray, copper ...).
2. Identify the colors of the clothes we each wear at home. So, we can ask, for example, what color is our pants or our blouse, or what is the color of your favorite pajamas. Then we can ask them to tell us which one they like the most.
3. Play with the costumes. With a green sheet, for example, we can become a nice green tree. And if we dress all red, we will be a red tomato.
4. Colors in the kitchen. Grab a few pieces of fruit. Tell your children to tell you what each thing is and the color that characterizes it: an apple, red; a pear, green ...
5. Painting of fingers. Let's play paint our hands a color. In this way, you will enter more directly with the colors and we can even propose that with your paint cans try to get new ranges and paint each hand of a different color.