Learning colors is an important preschool skill. You could teach this through flash cards or drill activities, but there are plenty of fun, relaxed approaches that you and your little one will probably enjoy more. One of these is to read books that feature specific colors. Sometimes the color is specifically mentioned in the story, and other times you might have to point it out to your child, but either way, it's a fun way to build your child's familiarity with basic colors. Here are suggestions of books that go along with the colors red, blue and green.
"The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear" by Don and Audrey Wood: There's only one way to save a strawberry from the Big Hungry Bear, and it involves teamwork!
"Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney: This little llama is tucked in, but he does not want to go to sleep. Instead, he wants his mama. Where could she be?
"Mrs. Toggle's Beautiful Blue Shoe" by Robin Pulver: Mrs. Toggle's blue shoe is stuck in a tree. Will she ever be able to get it down?
"Little Blue Truck" by Alice Schertle: A helpful pickup truck receives a hand from some animal friends.
"Spring Green" by Valrie M. Selkowe: There's a spring party going on, but Danny Duck just can't think of any extra-special green items to bring for the green contest.
"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss: Sam-I-Am wants someone to try green eggs and ham, but he insists that he does not like them. When Sam's persistence finally wears him down, he's in for quite a surprise.
Children's books are a fun way to introduce your preschooler to many of the basic school concepts he should learn, including colors. Ideas for books about other colors will be listed soon. To be notified when these lists are released, click the "Subscribe" button that's near the video. In the meantime, enjoy these books about red, blue and green.