Color by Numbers worksheet for preschool is a tool to teach preschoolers numbers as well as introduce colors. Color by numbers is a coloring practice using numbers as a guide. It contains blank pictures ready to color with numbers on each part as a guide. For preschoolers, the pictures are usually simple and have big parts so children can color them easily.
Children can complete the pictures by coloring the picture referring to the color guide. It is a fun way to make children learn numbers and connect them with colors. It also helps children to improve their understanding of patterns because coloring by numbers worksheet usually has certain patterns. For example, the petals of a flower are having the same color code, which means they need to be colored with the same color mentioned on the key.
Introducing colors to children needs patience and creativity. But once they understand the basic knowledge of colors, the process will be much easier. One of the easiest ways to introduce colors to children is by mentioning the colors of daily items around the house. It will be easier for children to recognize because the items are already familiar with them.
Secondly, you can introduce more colors through toys. You can choose colorful toys with different colors so children can recognize them while playing, you may want to introduce the basic colors first. You can also introduce colors while doing other activities. For example when you go on a walk or picnic in the park.
You can start to introduce what colors of the surroundings. After children understand the names of the colors, you can add the fun using paints. Let the children with paint or other art supplies and ask them to name the colors while playing.
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Every child is different. Some children can recognize and name colors easily, while others may need more time to learn the concept of colors. On average, children should be able to understand the concept of colors at the age of 18 months. Some children may need more time, especially children with vision problems such as color blindness.
But the average healthy child, they should be able to name at least one color when they're 3 years old. If your children have problems with colors, don't worry about it. Just encourage your children by telling them the colors of every daily object you use and see every day. With time, your children will be familiar with them.