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Does Your Child Know both the Primary and Secondary Colors?


The primary colors are red, yellow and blue.  The secondary colors are orange, purple, and green.  Does your child also know pink, black, white and gray?

Books To Read Together


Wee Sing & Learn Colors
Beall, Pamela Conn
Children learn about colors and how to combine them to make more colors.
First Steps
Burningham, John
An illustrated introduction to the letters of the alphabet, the numbers one to ten, basic colors, and opposites.
Food for Thought
Freymann, Saxton
Uses bright photographs of fruit and vegetables shaped like animals and simple labels to teach toddlers shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and opposites.
My Crayons Talk
Hubbard, Patricia
Brown crayon sings "Play, Mud pie day," and Blue crayon calls "Sky, Swing so high" in this story about talking crayons.
Favorite Colors
Leonard, Marcia
Rhymes to help with color identification.
Colorful Days
Explores a variety of colors seen in the different seasons from winter through spring and summer to fall.
Duckie's Rainbow
Barry, Frances
Follow Duckie on her colorful walk home to a big, bold surprise!

Watch and listen on DVDs and CDs


Rock 'n Learn
Join Rollie Roundman, Trollie Triangle and Rockford Rectangle for an animated learning adventure. Cool songs and colorful action teach 3-5-year-olds about colors, shapes and counting.
Crazy for Colors
Crazy for colors presents primary and secondary colors plus white, pink, brown & black. Simple patterns such as stripes, checks & polka dots are also featured.
Sesame Street
Join Big Bird, Elmo, and the rest of your friends at Sesame Street as they have fun learning about colors and shapes.
Colors & Shapes Circus
A magic show and lots of crazy clown antics teach children the primary and secondary colors as well as basic shapes. Included at the end of this program is a segment that provides helpful tips, ideas and hands-on activities to enhance a child's learning experience.
The BearBear and Messer Show
Children ages 2 to 5 will sing, dance and talk as Bear Bear and Messer introduce shapes, colors and objects in a creative and artistic way.
Colors Are Fun!
"A coloful adventure awaits! You'll be painted from head to toe in delight when you join your favorite preschool friends in these exciting adventures. Come along with Barney to find out how bright the sunshine is when colors dance in the air, Bob the Builder as he discovers rich cave paintings, and Thomas as he collects colorful items for a magic show. These adventures will show you the true colors of friendship and fun."

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Tips to Try 


Make one day of the week Color Day. Everyone in the house dresses in the same color, serve food of that color, etc.