Learning colours is an important stage in the development of children. From the age of 18 months, they are perfectly capable of discerning all shades… But it is only between 3 and 4 years old that they understand the varieties of hues, and can name them.
At what age does colour learning really start?
Learning colours begins in the early nursery years and from the age of 3-4, children learn to recognise and name the primary colours such as red, blue, and yellow.
At the age of 5, they can start naming more complicated colours, such as pink, purple, grey and brown. It is only later that their perception becomes more refined and they are able to distinguish between two similar colours, such as brown and beige.
From November 17 until 21, our Kindergarten students were celebration “A week in Colours”. Each day, they dressed up in a specific colour, and produced art of the same shade with their teachers.
The PSMS focused on primary colours, and the “grandes sections” learnt how to mix these primary colours to create new ones!