Color is more than just pigment on the walls. It is a perpetual coloring book that introduces our children to learn about their world. Everything around them has color, so when they’re young, it’s the time to tell the story about colors.
Here I have just four colors highlighted. These are the colors that I recommend to kickstart your kids into the wonderful world of color.
Now, these may look like basic, simple colors, but they are way more than that. Let’s talk about each one.
Jumping right in, yellow is the color of our Solar Plexus. This is where our joy, empowerment, and gut feelings reside. Can you think of about a thousand reasons why our kids should know what yellow represents?
What kid doesn’t love purple? This color is 100% about fun, which is why I added this color to my grouping. Kids these days have a different kind of fun, more electronic than physical playing and learning. Electronic learning is fun and can be very colorful, but there’s nothing better than having a hands-on learning experience. Get the crayon box out for this one, and take out all the beautiful shades of purple. Also, show your kids the names of each crayon and how it relates to the color. Have FUN!
Blue is probably already on the list of colors that kids like. It’s the color of the sky and the water, and what’s really important about blue is the color of our Throat Chakra. Everyone wants to be heard, especially kids. They get frustrated when they can’t express their voices; inside voices, I hope, and that creates blocks. What happens when our Throat Chakra has a block? You’ll see an increase in sore throats, problems with teeth, neck pain, and perhaps even sleeping problems or headaches. I’m not a Doctor, but I do know how Chakras work and color is a great way to keep them balanced.
And here comes the power color! Red has TONS of energy so not every child can have this as the main color in their room, but it definitely needs to be in there in the form of toys, bedding or decor. How fun to have a huge red pillow in the room!
Let your children choose their own colors for their rooms and discuss what these colors mean.
When my kids were little and just learning their colors, I had colorful balloons on their door that were made of material. Every time we went in or out of the room, I’d hold their little hand, have them point to a color, and say that color out loud. It was such a fun ritual and made learning about color so easy.
Make learning about color fun for our kids! Start with toys, of course, and incorporate colorful foods and clothes, and of course, head out to nature and show them where they can find these important colors.