Keeping It SimpleI 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 ColorsOne 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.
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.