Since Grey has become more observant, we've started to practice colors in our house. I saw this ingenius idea on a website for practicing colors. Grey is still a little young to totally get the concept of colors, but we're practicing anyway. Our first color to practice is blue for two reasons; first - grey is a pro at the [b] sound thanks to "bullet," "ball," and "bubba." So I figure "blue" isn't too far off. Second - we have tons of blue stuff all over our house since blue is traditionally a "boy" color and it is in high demand in these parts.
To start our study of the color blue (hahhhaha), we collected blue things around the house to put into a bin. And by "we," I mean me. So as I was searching around Greyson's room for blue stuff, I made a big fuss about anything that was blue...kind of like this:
Wow, Grey, look a BLUE hat!
(Greyson looks at the hat and raises his eyebrows)
Booboo, look! A BLUE scarf
(Greyson takes the silkie off of me and rubs his nose with it)
Greyson, look at this - its a BLUE cup!
(Grey makes the sign for drink)
Booboo, wow, I can't believe it - its a BLUE block
(Greyson goes over to get a book out of his case; totally over it)
Grey also used BLUE crayons to color in a picture of the word BLUE. Because if it is not obvious enough, I was an ESL teacher and these are the types of kooky things that elementary teachers do.
|before you start thinking my child is the next Picaso - that is my in-the-lines-coloring there. (cool it, grandmas, heheh)|
At some point, we'll move onto other colors, but for now we're happy to learn and point out anything BLUE within eye sight...And I think its pretty obvious how its sinking in. I mean, could it be any more apparent that my child totally gets what his crazy mum is talking about, right?!
That's right Greyson, You're eating a BLUE crayon! Crayons aren't for eating, they are for coloring.