Have you ever noticed why teachers teach the children colours first? Why not numbers, the alphabet, or animals? Because colour is one thing that can attract a child very quickly.
Early identification of colours helps create the cognitive link between visual clues and words and helps with motor skills development. Understanding colour is an essential building block they will use for learning in all areas of their life. Not only does playing with colours play an important role in the overall aesthetic of a space, but it can also impact their individual mood, emotional wellbeing, productivity, learning and behaviour.
It encourages learning:
It plays an important role in object recognition and helps develop descriptive language skills, which in turn encourages clear communication and understanding.
It makes them happier:
Research has shown that colours are more memorable than monochrome too — a bright and colourful environment makes new learned experiences stick in the mind, that’s why we have so many colours in our gym:
- The purple wall creates an uplifting and creative environment.
- The lime green creates emotional correspondence with safety.
- The mix of teal creates calming and relaxing environment.
- The orange is an energetic colour and evoke excitement and enthusiasm.
It helps them to memorize faster:
80% of the brain receives information visually. Colour stimulates the visual sense and helps them to retain the information.
Some milestones to do at home:
- Focus on just two colours in the beginning.
- Use the same object but in different colours.
- Choose contrasting colours
- Use colour sorting games
- Sort objects with different structures of the same colour
- Name colours out loud and use familiar objects: food, clothes, toys, etc…
- Finger painting: great sensory experience
- Don’t forget to have FUN!