Can’t wait to introduce the beautiful world of colors to your toddler?

As a parent, you want to make sure your children stay on track developmentally. It can be easy to worry if you feel your child is behind. One concern many parents have involves learning colors.

The time it takes kids to learn their colors varies just like any other development stage. Teach at your child’s pace. You can start introducing lessons about color when your children are around 18 months, but most toddlers won’t start fully grasping the concept of colors until they’re around three years or older.

It’s fine and even encouraged to start teaching them about colors before then, but be sure to take it slowly and don’t despair if they aren’t getting it. No child is the same. However, sometimes it can be frustrating for parents as teaching colours is not as easy as other activities, say like teaching numbers.

Teaching your child to recognize colors and their names is an important part of early learning. It’s also a delightful process to watch and partake in, as your little one learns to enjoy and engage with the rainbow of hues all around them. Learning colors can be surprisingly difficult for youngsters because it’s one of their first introductions to abstract concepts. With a little planning and creativity, you can incorporate lessons about colors into your everyday routines plus make them fun for both you and your toddler.

Toddlers usually love bright colours. Start teaching them the basic colours first: Red, green, yellow, blue. Let them understand the concept of these basic colours before you go beyond these four colours.

Make your lessons interactive. The more of your child’s senses that you can activate in the learning process, the better. Pick activities that allow toddlers to touch, feel, smell, and hear things in addition to just seeing the colors.

Remember: To stimulate these young brains is a tedious task and demands patience and creativity.