As part of my effort to try and teach Luke a bit more about colour, I have been reading a few books to him and pointing out various things on each page to try and help him (Peppa’s dress is red, she’s wearing a red dress.) He seems to really enjoy this and has been taking the time to study each page. Here I have reviewed three great books for designed for helping and teaching your toddlers to learn about colour.
The first book we have been reading (a lot!) is the Peppa Pig Colours
[Neville Astley & Mark Baker] board book. You probably will have seen this if you follow me on Instagram
and it’s perfect for toddlers of Luke’s age. Luke is blooming loving
Each page has a different colour and goes through familiar characters.For instance: Rebecca Rabbit’s carrot costume is orange/Peppa Pig’s balloon is blue/Peppa Pig is wearing a red dress and red shoes.
On the last page, there’s a double spread of paint splodges and it asks what your favourite colour is. This page is really useful to go over all the colours again once you’ve read through the book. Luke has read this dozens of times every day. I think it’s his favourite.
|Our very battered copy!
Secondly, another board book, but this time it’s Spot Looks At Colours [Eric Hill]. How can anyone, adult or toddler, not love Spot The Dog? Eric Hill has written a whole host of books aimed at toddlers and older children, but in my eyes, I will always think of Spot straight away.
We bought this early on in the week once we saw how much Luke was enjoying the Peppa Pig board book – we actually bought it from the 99p shop! (Although I think it’s only meant to be sold as part of a set – naughty pound shop!)
You can’t really go wrong with Eric Hill and the illustrations are as charming as ever. I love this book, it’s my favourite of the bunch (biased, or what?) Luke really likes it to, it seems like a great book for teaching toddlers about colour and it is very similar to Peppa Pig’s colour book. The only difference is there’s no double page spread at the end.
Lastly, this is a book I have been reading to Luke at nap times and bed times.
For some reason when it comes to books, he’s really boisterous at the moment and wants to rip up pages and just generally be a right pain in the bum. That’s why this book is being read at calmer times of the day!
Colour Me Happy [Shen Roddie and Ben Cort] is an enchanting paper back story that follows an adorable little kitten on a journey where every page brings a colourful and vibrant adventure. When I am sunny, colour me yellow/When I am funny, colour me pink.There’s also a really sparkly rainbow at the end! The illustrations are quite charming and funny and convey a range of emotions that Luke laughs at and older children will be able to understand.
This is a great read for the slightly older toddler or, as we have shown, a lovely wind down book that has been great for adding a little education at bed time.
So there you go, three wonderful books about teaching toddler’s colour that we have been thoroughly enjoying.
If you want to read more about our adventure into learning about colours, you can read about how I got In A Faff Over Colours.
We’re focusing a lot on colour at the moment, so do check back if you’re interested in activities and games designed to aid learning.
What methods do you use to teach your little ones about the world? Are you a tot-schooler, or a casual day-to-day go with flow learner? What are your experiences with age appropriate learning? Let me know in the comments!