Now I know every mum thinks their child is pretty special and a genius of course! So, I have to share my ‘Proud Mama’ moment here.
We read a lot to Miss Marnie between 3-5 books every night before bed and countless books during the day. And, of late we have been going through her colour books. And, I can’t really believe it but she seemed to have picked them up with …well, flying colours!
She can recognise up to 12 colours (zed may be red, purr-pool is of course purple, gween for green..) but she is getting there! She’s also having fun pointing our cars, flowers, toys anything really that is a colour she knows. She especially likes shouting YELL-LOW – and we seem to have a lot of yellow cars on our road I have since noticed!
I’m sure this is pretty normal for a 22mth old but after reading online we discovered most tots don’t identify colours under around 3 years old! Of course, when I want her to do it in front on others she doesn’t play ball!
So, please allow me my moment of being a super proud mum – and I have to say I think this fabulous book has really helped.
Pantone: Colours £5.35 – is a clear, visual and of course colourful book introducing kids to 9 basic colours and 20 shades within them (with great names like Pea Green, Freckle Brown and Stop Sign Red). I first read about this book on design mom.
(TIP: This book would also make a great and fun gift especially if the parents are artists, graphic or interior designers, painters and the like – and work with the Pantone colour matching system.)
Here are a few of our other favourite colour books:
1. A Colour Of His Own by Leo Lionni £4.79 – I remember having this one as a child and being mesmerised that an animal changed colour!
2. Lemons Are Not Red by Laura V Seeger £5.89
3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle £5.24
4. The Day The Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers £9.09
What’s your ‘Proud Mama Moment’?