As the weather starts to warm up, it is nice to take advantage of the nice temperatures to enjoy longer walks either around our neighborhood or through parks. Some days I like to focus some of these walks by working on spotting colors, shapes, etc. Obviously, this is easier for older children to do on their own. However, with younger children the parent or teacher can take the lead and focus their comments to one category.
In this case - I pointed out yellow things, using the word yellow frequently. We saw yellow flowers, yellow signs, a yellow door, yellow car, etc. Once home, I put the prepared basket of yellow objects out in the playroom for my babies to explore and again labeled them as yellow when they made questioning eye contact. For example, "that's a yellow car" "how does the yellow puff feel?"
Variety of yellow objects. In our basket I had:
travel shampoo case
travel toothbrush case
* Offer two colors and sorting baskets or trays for toddlers.
* Do similar activity with other colors, shapes, patterns, textures etc.
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