At this age, you love to describe things. Size. Shape. Color. Smell. Mood.
Often your descriptions do not actually “fit” — but that’s okay for a two-year-old. You are learning. So, lately, we have been focusing on one area: colors. Mom and Dad have been saying the color NAMES. We’ll tell you, “This ball is red. That ball is blue.” Our goal is for you to understand the names of colors, even if cannot correctly identify them yourself right now. That comes later.
Mom made you a “Color Box” so you can start matching colors. We started with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, brown, black, white, and gray cardstock paper.
We were surprised that within a few weeks, you can correctly name the colors 80% of the time!
Plus, this activity develops fine motor skills.
Additionally, we continue to point out colors in our environment and in books.
Books we have used include:
- All Things Bright and Beautiful by Ashley Bryan
- Birds by Keven Henkes
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr
- First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
- The Colors (Mouse Books) by Monique Felix
- Freight Train by Donald Crew (see below)
- The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
- Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
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Joey and Elaine are licensed as an adoptive family and foster home in Ohio. They hope to complete their family by adopting again. Learn more about Joey, Elaine, and Moriah.