Color We Will Go

Birth-6 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have Suggested Books – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. – Colors, ABC, Numbers by Roger Priddy – I’m Your Bus by Marilyn Singer – White Rabbit’s Color Book by Alan Baker

What to do Help the child learn the names of objects and colors. Walk with an infant in your arms or hold the hand of a toddler when you play this game. Name an object—say, a rubber duck—and then tell the child, “The rubber ducky is yellow.” Point to the object and let the child touch and feel it. As you move from object to object, sing “A Color We Will Find,” found in the Songs, Chants, and Fingerplays section of this activity. Repeat the song, identifying different colors and objects. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the children.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development – Relationships with adults Physical Development – Fine-motor skills Cognitive Development – Memory – Spatial awareness – Connecting experiences – Progression of play Language Development - Receptive language - Expressive language – Communicating needs – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words – Engaging in music, rhythm, and rhyme – Using language in play

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 Birth-6 Months

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