Mar 10, 2020

Teaching My Toddler Colors

It's time to teach my toddler her colors. We have been slowly talking to her more about colors by simply pointing out colors in her books. I want to take it up a notch since she is very interested in colors at the moment. In this post, I am going to share with you some simple ways I am teaching my toddler her colors.

Keeping It Simple

I believe that keeping things simple is best. We started to look at different colors in her books with her and pointing out the different ones. In real life, she started to point out colors and incorrectly naming them. This is when I knew it was time to introduce some other ways of learning her colors. I still am keeping things simple for her but we did add some inexpensive items to help her learn.

Teaching Colors

One of the first things I did was start to look at different hands-on items for her to use. I was so happy when Timberdoodle offered me this Dimpl Duo in exchange for a review. I jumped on the opportunity because this is exactly the kind of thing I was looking for.

This hands-on toy offers not only colors but shapes as well. One side has just colors and the other has both colors and shapes. The buttons here are made with food-grade silicone and even include Braile on either side. It's not only great for learning colors and shapes but it's also wonderful for those fine motor skills. To learn more about this product, click here!

I love this for my toddler because it offers a quiet activity for her. Her older siblings also like to help her use it and she is learning her colors very fast. This is a great product to have in any home with a toddler.

In addition to the Dimpl Duo I also bought her flashcards from Dollar Tree. We play simple games with them that she enjoys. Here are some ideas.

1. I hand her the cards after she repeats the color and she lays them on the floor
2. I have her try and find the color that is on the floor
3. We go around the house with one of the flashcards trying to find the color that we have

There are so many wonderful ideas and games you can play when teaching colors. Keep it simple and keep it fun, you'll be surprised by how fast they learn.


  1. What a fun, tactile toy. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. She is so adorable, and this sounds like the perfect little toy for her!

  3. This is such an appealing and simple little teaching tool. Your daughter looks really pleased with it!