Cognitive skills development by teaching Colours to Kids | Inkmeo

Cognitive skill development in kids means the progressive building of learning skills, such as attention, memory and thinking. Cognitive development is characterised by the way a child learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his surrounding environment. Few cognitive skills are genetic while few skills are to be learned by the kids. It means thinking and learning skills can be improved by teaching it at the right time.

 

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Kids usually learn about colours during their preschool days. The ability to identify colours is considered as a marker and milestone in a child’s cognitive process. It is often part of early screening for admission in schools. Recognising the colours and identifying the colour names is an important part of a child’s development. Identifying colours early will help to create the cognitive link between visual clues and words.

How can you teach Colours to Toddlers?

Children need to first acquire informational pieces before they can begin to understand colour as a concept. They won’t have the ability to understand the difference between the light blue and the navy blue and they also cannot explain that to you. Along with learning what each colour is called, kids need to understand what colour represents; it’s not  the name of the object, nor shape, nor size, not the number of things showing. Constant repetition and expanding on what colours are and what they are not will help the child to understand what the actual word colour means.

 

After that, teaching colours to kids is usually easy. Most of the toys and activities are bright in colour, this is because Children are naturally attracted to bright colours. During the preschool time, children get natural tendency to understand their world around them. Surrounded by a world of colour it is easy to use daily opportunities to discuss colours. Of course, since teaching colour recognition to children is so important, there are many tools such as colouring books, Colouring charts, Wall Colouring rolls that can be used by parents as well as educators to help children learn about colour.
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