5/12/2016 - Messing around with Colors
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Wherever possible, allow your child the opportunity to enjoy colors. Whether or not they use crayons, finger paints, colored tissue paper, or markers, this opportunity being creative is wonderful for your son or daughter.

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Most children learn more effectively, and prefer to understand, by doing. Pointing to some red swatch and repeating the saying "red" grows boring quite fast - specifically a young child. Hands-on learning helps make the highest impression and youngsters retain more of what they have learned like this.


Activity suggestions:

• Give your child red, yellow, and blue finger paints. Permit them mix colors to view the "magic" of producing new colors!


• Have your child draw a tree trunk with a large sheet of while paper. Tear up small bits of colored tissue paper "leaves" (you will want to try this ahead or risk winding up with rather large leaves along with a big mess), and allow your son or daughter to glue the various colored leaves onto their tree.


• Make homemade play dough by mixing ½ cup salt, ½ cup water, 1 cup flour, and food dye. Allow your child to assist you pick the colors. This is an easy recipe, if color-mixing is for the agenda, let them go for it! You may make a new batch of basic colors quickly and easily.


• Crayons and water colors also provide great color play and mixing opportunities. Allow kids to explore! Even if they have a brown mess, they'll be curious concerning the way they got there and sure have considered trying again!


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


Art therapists use colors to help you children express their feelings through colors. A lot of things affect color choices, including culture as well as what exactly is offered by time a child is creating their picture.


Your child could be expressing emotions or meanings using their color choices, but just for entertainment, check out their next work of genius to see or no with their choices seem to reflect the meanings of colors. Inquire further why they decided on a certain color and what it means to them. There's a chance you're surprised at their answers! Tend not to stifle your kid's creative spirit. If they elect to color purple trees and orange water, allowed them to explore the spectrum. Ask them why they chose the colors they did. Many times some very worthwhile stories!

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