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May 12 2016


Using Colors

Whenever feasible, allow your child the opportunity enjoy colors. Whether they use crayons, finger paints, colored tissue paper, or markers, this opportunity to be creative will last your youngster.

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Most children get more information effectively, and like to learn, by doing. Pointing into a red swatch and repeating the saying "red" grows boring quite fast - specifically a child. Hands-on learning tends to make the best impression and kids retain much more of what they've got learned like this.

Activity suggestions:

• Offer child red, yellow, and blue finger paints. Enable them mix colors to find out the "magic" of developing new colors!

• Have your youngster draw a tree trunk on the large sheet of while paper. Tear up small pieces of colored tissue paper "leaves" (you should do this ahead or risk finding yourself with big leaves as well as a big mess), and invite your child to connect the numerous colored leaves onto their tree.

• Make homemade play dough by mixing ½ cup salt, ½ cup water, 1 cup flour, and food dye. Enable your child to assist you find the colors. It is really an easy recipe, so if color-mixing is on the agenda, permit them to go for it! You can make a new batch of basic colors easily and quickly.

• Crayons and water colors offer great color play and mixing opportunities. Allow kids to discover! Even if they have a brown mess, are going to curious concerning the way they got there and likely want to try again!

With learning colors, hands-on-learning provides for creativity, critical thinking (when mixing colors), great enjoyment, as well as a sense of achievement. Their final products should be praised and all efforts recognized with approval.

Art therapists use colors to aid children express their feelings through colors. Lots of things affect color choices, including culture and in many cases what's sold at enough time the kid is creating their picture.

Your youngster could be expressing emotions or meanings with their color choices, but simply just for fun, check out their next work of genius to see if any of their choices manage to reflect the meanings of colors. Question them why they opt for certain color along with what it means to them. There's a chance you're surprised by their answers! Don't stifle your son or daughter's creative spirit. When they opt to color purple trees and orange water, allow them to explore the spectrum. Inquire further why they chose the colors they did. Many times some worth it to read stories!

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