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The meaning of colours


The meaning of colours

What to do with this activity?

We live in a colourful world. Notice the many colours of nature (like the Autumn leaves, flowers, black and white cows, green grass and so on). With synthetic dyes our clothes can be any colour we choose. Talk about your child's favourite colour and see if it's different from your favourite.

Different colours mean different things to each of us. Find out how the meaning of colour is different in different cultures here

Think and talk about what colours mean to you. What does red make you think of for instance - danger, luxury, blood, red rag to a bull, Coca Cola, traffic lights, red hair, lipstick, Santa Claus, the Chinese flag, fire? 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!

  • How can I do more?

    Funny stories are interesting and a good excuse to get your child talking. At mealtimes, each family member could tell something interesting or something funny that happened during the day. Watching TV together can also provide a good opportunity for chat and to discuss what you are watching. Check if your child understands different things they hear and encourage your child to teach you new words and things they have learnt.

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