We’ve been casually working on our colors with Little Brother. Right now everything is “yellow”. Big Brother did the exact same thing, only everything was “blue”!
Sorting is an important concept for young children, though this is our first deliberate attempt with Little Brother. I wanted to keep the variables (colors) small since it’s an abstract concept for children to grasp in the first place.
Here’s what you’ll need: 2 pieces of different colored construction paper and various items in those colors.
1. Gather some items (of two different colors) from around the house. All I had to do was open my pantry door and get some items from our organized school/craft supplies!
2. Put all of the items together in a bowl.
3. Lay your 2 pieces of construction paper on the floor and let your child get started “sorting” the items and placing them on the corresponding color.
Heap on the praise!!!! You might have to do some modeling, especially if this is your first formal attempt at sorting. Little Brother absolutely LOVED it when I cheered and clapped for him…can you tell???
Little Brother was insistent that he only wanted one item on the paper at a time! :)
How do you teach your child about colors?