Learning the colors is an essential step in children's development, and it proves to be an influential way of communication later in life. Colors have an influence in moods, opinions and they might even affect people's perception, e.g. blue is associated with trust and stability, yellow with happiness and energy and green is a color associated with peace and calmness.
Colors and shapes are the first characteristics that help organize and categorize the world children experience. It may seem like a simple process, but it's the foundation for more complex operations like recognizing letters and numbers, hence the importance of teaching this topic during the early childhood. Of course, there is more to colors than just knowing their names; learning the many shades, hues and tints also help enhance children's creativity in a superb way, they're an aid in the creation of association between colors and events, like dark green for Christmas, and light green for Spring, and also when learning about art and culture. Learning colors names in English is also a great way for children to start shaping their personalities, their likes, and dislikes, which will make them unique individuals in the future. To make learning the colors easier, let's divide them into three categories: primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors.
Primary colors are the most basic colors, which are the ones you can't get by mixing other colors.
Secondary colors are the result of mixing two primary colors.
red + blue = green
red + yellow = orange
blue + red = purple
Tertiary colors are the result of mixing one primary color with a secondary color. These mixes result in many different beautiful shades.
blue + green = teal
yellow + green = lime
red + green = brown
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