At around 18 months, toddlers start to recognize and understand colors. Even if kiddos can’t actually say the names of colors yet, they’re busy pointing and attributing colors to objects in the exciting world around them. They may know that the sky is blue, the bus is yellow, or the bird is red. And their favorite crackers that got crushed up all over the carpet? Unfortunately for you… they’re orange.
Playtime is the perfect time to help tots master color recognition—an exciting milestone in their cognitive development. Here are some fun ways to weave learning into daily activities.