Life is made up of colors.
We see them everywhere we go:
Blue, Red, and Yellow together make the three Primary Colors, and when mixed together, they create every other color in the Universe.
Unless your child is color blind, they're going to be seeing and interacting with every color of the rainbow on a daily basis.
And according to a study conducted by NASA, we all are born creative geniuses.
This includes your children, so you may as well set them up for creative and artistic success in their lives and teach them Color Theory.
Color Theory is the study of the combination of colors, and while it can get complicated, it can also be broken down into simple terms that even the youngest of children could understand.
If your child is of preschool age, begin by explaining the three Primary Colors to them:
After, you may ask them to combine the colors and let them see what happens.
Don't try to explain it too much at this point. Just let them have the experience.
This will introduce them to the concept of....
The three Secondary Colors are Orange, Purple, and Green. If your child is in Kindergarten, feel free to use the paint of the the three Primary Colors to show them how:
If your child is in Elementary School (or you believe them to be the next Vincent Van Gogh) feel free to introduce them to the concept of...
When you mix the three Primary colors with the three Secondary colors you get Tertiary Colors which include more nuanced blended colors such as...
If you think your child will understand, explain to them in your own words the concept of Tertiary Colors.
Remember: Teaching your children is also a great way to re-learn these concepts for yourself!
And we could all use a bit more color in our lives.