Learning help!

Nicky - posted on 03/10/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Obviously I dont expect my daughter to understand all the colours/numbers etc but im just trying to seek out advice on how everybody goes about teaching their wee ones the alphabet & numbers but especially colours, my 2 year old is pretty good with alphabet and numbers but im not really sure how to teach her colours! Please help! :)

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Nikki - posted on 03/29/2011

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i just incorperated colours numbers, everything into daily stuff, like pointing out the color of the toy they are playing with, or what colour socks they are wearing, i never sat down with my 4 1/2 yr old to teach her per se but just always pointed it out, my 2 yr old just picks it up from her now and i do the same with him as i did with my daughter.... i sit with her now since she enters school in august and she does have homework time so my 2 yr old wants to sit and have homework time too so he gets a little more teaching then she did, but she knows all her letters numbers and colors and she is learning to write now

Pamela - posted on 03/15/2011

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I dont think its to important my first born has a language disorder but at two could say his abc and count to 27 my just turned 2 year old yesterday !! hhehe can have a full conversation with you but has trouble with counting and abc 's Im not worried they are all so different and both my little men are very smart. we sing the abc and have the letters up and we count things and colours I just say what the colour is or say go and get me a blue one or which colour cup would you like blue on red and then wait for the answer he will get it eventually. he is learning so much every day and we are tt so I try not to push to many things at once on there little sponge brains hehe

Stephanie - posted on 03/15/2011

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I like ice pops. They come in a variety of colors and are awesome summer treats. Give her a choice between two colors everytime she gets to eat one...Do you want the red one (hold the red one up) or the purple one (hold the purple one up)? You can do the same with shirts, cups, etc.

Chelsea - posted on 03/12/2011

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I do colors and shapes at the same time, We got flash cards and my daughter loves them, also when we are out and about or even at home i always ask if she know what color her shirt is or the magnet on the fridge everything that has a basic color, at first she said everything is blue, and i would say no i tell her what color, over and over all day everyday. Everyday activities are the best for teaching, my daughter can count to 19, say A-G and Knows, yellow, green,blue,purple and pink but also thinks red is pink. she doesnt get white, black or brown. She also knows her her shapes for stars, circles and hearts. Like i said i just show her flash cards and talk to her about the shapes and colors of everything in our enviroment.....Shopping and the car are the best times i think because nothing else is distracting them :) good luck im sure she will learn them quickly as long as your making an effort to make every day a learning day.

Carisa - posted on 03/11/2011

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Just incorporate them into your daily routine...when she brings you a yellow block, tell her "that is a yellow block" When she brings you two blocks, tell her "you have two blocks" She'll get it...my daughter doesn't know her colors, and she can count a little (because she has a 5 year old sister, not because I am working on it with her) I have always felt it is unnecessary to teach kids things they are not ready to learn. What good is counting if they don't understand what numbers are used for. That's how I approached things with my oldest daughter and she is above average in her preschool class.

Katherine - posted on 03/10/2011

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Well.....I don't think it's too important right now to teach her that. I mean always point to something and say that's "green", or that's, "blue." When we are playing with toys I always say that's a red truck. Or if she's eating, that carrot is orange. When you read to her say the same things. They are little sponges and soak all of that up.

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