Colour Pots

21 09 2011

BBL is a very busy baby and explores just about anything he can get his hands onto.  I’d almost forgotten about the colour pots I put together for LBM but we found them today whilst he was looking for his tape measure to see how wide the telly was (2.10 apparently). These are a simple idea and you probably don’t even need to use the pots to put them together. Bowls, baskets or a pile of toys you then sort by colour with your baby. Spending time sorting and letting them explore new items all help a baby develop an understanding of their environment. You talking about colours and naming the items helps develop language skills.  There are a variety of textures in them as not everything is plastic – rubbery animals, wooden balls and soft toys extend the experience slightly. The coloured pencils are from an educational supplier http://www.ascoeducational.co.uk/product.php?xProd=2585. They’re quite expensive for what they are but they can be used in many ways. Already this morning they’ve been used as rockets and missiles by LBM to throw into boxes. I think I do prefer them already grouped into colours though because it has a stronger visual impact for a baby to see all the tones of one colour. I suspect we’ll keep these out for a while and until BBL can speak and identify colours using the pointers. 

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