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by Quenita Walrond

From the first month of life, babies show a preference for bright bold colours over light shades and tints. By 4 months of age, they are able to visually discriminate and react to the full colour spectrum, including shades and hues the way adults do. That is, they can see all colours and tell the difference from one to another. Given that children, barring any physiological issues like colour blindness or impaired vision, have a natural ability to perceive colour, as parents how do we move them to be able to match, identify, then name colours? Matching, identifying, and naming colours are separate skills that, when combined, form the educational concept “Colour Recognition”.

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