In the month of May we will be learning to identify colors. The ability to identify colors is an important milestone in a child’s cognitive learning process. Discussing and identifying colors with your child is an open door to building and developing verbal communication. Learning to identify colors also helps children build a strong foundation for sorting and classifying the things around them. By sorting and classifying, children are also developing mathematical skills as well. Parents can help children learn to identify colors by asking them things such as “Can you bring me that BLUE ball?” Also, if children incorrectly label a color, you can correct them by pointing out something that is actually that color.
To sum it all up, our world is literally made of shapes and colors, and colors play an important role in the way we describe and distinguish our world and the things in it.