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Playing With Colors

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Whenever you can, allow your child the chance to have fun with colors. Whether they use crayons, finger paints, colored tissue paper, or markers, this chance to become creative is useful for your kids.


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Most kids learn more effectively, and prefer to find out, by doing. Pointing to a red swatch and repeating the phrase "red" grows boring quite fast - especially for a child. Hands-on learning can make the best impression and children retain a greater portion of what they've learned in this manner.

Activity suggestions:

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

• Have your kids draw a tree trunk over a large sheet of while paper. Tear up small components of colored tissue paper "leaves" (you'll want to do this ahead or risk dealing with rather large leaves plus a big mess), and invite your child to attach 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 choose the colors. It becomes an easy recipe, therefore color-mixing is on the agenda, allow them do it now! You can create a whole new batch of basic colors quickly and easily.

• Crayons and water colors also provide great color play and mixing opportunities. Allow kids to discover! Regardless of whether they obtain a brown mess, they'll be curious regarding how they got there and likely would like to try again!

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

Art therapists use colors to assist children express their feelings through colors. Several things affect color choices, including culture and also what is offered at time a child is creating their picture.

Your youngster might be expressing emotions or meanings using color choices, but for fun, have a look at their next thing of beauty to see if any of these choices seem to reflect the meanings of colors. Question them why they chose a certain color and what this means to them. There's a chance you're surprised by their answers! Don't stifle your child's creative spirit. Should they choose to color purple trees and orange water, let them explore the spectrum. Inquire further why they chose the colors they did. You will probably find some very interesting stories!

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