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My 2 year old doesn’t seem to pay much attention to colours. I am trying to teach her the names of colours. Does anyone have any suggestions of good ways to do this?


Posted by mom102835, 23rd November 2014


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  • I wouldn’t be too worried about it at that young age. I’d just incorporate it into every day little things. Say ‘we’re putting on your green socks’, ‘lets pat the black dog’. They’ll soon pick it up this way.

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  • I always try to bring it into every day conversation. Look at the blue car. So you like the green dress. Do you want green or red veggies for tea. All day every day. It gets through

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  • nice story i enjoyed it

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  • Pair the colours with items around your home; apple is green; banana is yellow and so on. Also; colour with pencils/textas/paints with the colours; red for a fire truck; blue for a blueberry and so on. Have fun with it and sing songs too! Rainbow songs are good ones! Good Luck!

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  • make it fun and play games! these are very good suggestions. painting is great because your child can mix colours and see the effect of that

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  • By painting with them. Have separate paint cups with a different brush in each cup plus a water cup so they rinse each time – do outside on an old table or cover a blackboard with large sheets of paper and paint using only primary colours to begin with then when they know all those colours let him mix together ie red and blue to make purple or red and yellow to make orange. I did this with my kids & by the time they were at kindy they knew all the colours as well as what colours made green i.e. blue and yellow. You can easily extend this by painting shapes and they do not even realise they are learning because they are having too much fun and you are also giving them quality time which they love.

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  • My 2yr old everything we talk about throughout the day we mention colour of it or ask where red car or green block, use everyday things you do each day to add it into your daily routine, it helps heaps has worked with all my kids

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  • I know peopl e who’ve used smarties – the kid gets the smartie if they get the color right. Not sure I’d do this, though. I don’t think you should worry too much if she’s only two – it will come with time.

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