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"Why Colours & Shapes matter" by Ellen Booth Church

Posted by Isabel Van Niekerk on

Have you ever wondered why most early childhood programs teach children their colours and shapes early in the year? Why not letters and numbers? Why not cats and dogs? It's because colour and shape are two very noticeable attributes of the world around us. When you look out your window, you may not be saying it ... but your mind is noticing and identifying the green trees, brown rectangle buildings, square windows, and blue sky. Colour and shape are ways children observe and categorize what they see. These very recognizable characteristics encourage children to define and organize the diverse world...

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