Monday, 1 October 2012

Teaching Lil Princess - Colours

Lil Princess Activity

Lately I've been trying to teach my lil princess COLOURS.   I loved to use flashcards when I teach my kids.  Personally I find them very useful and it also helps me a lot.  When lil prince was young, I started introducing flashcards to him when he was eating.  Lil Princess started slightly late.

I often browse through the internet to get the free printing of flashcards.  I would then print them out and laminate them for my kids.  If I don't laminate them, they get torn easily.
I bought these colourful balls from Daiso last month.  Sorry, I'm not sure what they are called but if I'm not mistaken, they are used for handicraft.  They come in different colours - red, blue, green, yellow and purple.

For this activity my intention was to have my lil princess to differentiate the colours that I've taught her.  I used five colourful bowls that I got from IKEA, placed all the small balls into a container and asked her to separate them.  To start off with this activity I need to teach her how it works and let her continue with the rest.  I got the idea from reading one of the blogs.  That's why I love to read blogs!  I find that reading blogs are so informative:) and most of the time I get lots of motivation by reading other mommies blogs too.

I find this activity very interesting and it is also a test to see whether my lil princess is able to tell the different colours.  Although lil princess is a bit slow in her speech, nonetheless, she is able to understand simple instructions and tries her best to follow mummy's pronounciation whenever I'm teaching her with my flashcards.

I am hoping to have more time to spend with my lil princess and giving her more practical life activities.   I felt that I have been concentrating too much on my lil prince and his homework lately and left our my lil princess :(. 



12 comments:

  1. When I was working many years ago, I used to print out flash cards on colors, numbers and words for my 2 older girls. I put them into A4 plastic papers for ring files. While colors and numbers are successfully taught to my girls at a very young age along with the video and showing them real objects, I find that for words, it will only be effective if we are very consistent. I am not consistent until now coz no time.

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    1. Recently I got motivated again to teach my kids using flashcards (after reading some super mummy blogs). Yes, I also agreed with you for words, we need to be very consistent. For me, it is also due to time contstaint.

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  2. Good idea to teach about colours. I've been a bit lazy in teaching colours to my boy. But fortunately he has been able to tell some of the colours correctly.

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    1. Carolyn,
      Thanks! I've also been lazy in teaching my younger one. Your boy is clever to be able to recognize colours. My princess is a bit slow.

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  3. Thumbs up for you again. You are so patient and innovative.

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    1. Yan,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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  4. that's very patient and hardworking of you :) a nice mum indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Fish for your encouragement!

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  5. I never used flash cards at all. I think my Chloe learned a lot from watching tv. I'm such a bad and lousy mummy :( I like your colourful bowl and ball activity... looks fun!

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    1. ClhoeRouyi Mummy,
      Yes, sometimes kids do learn a lot from watching TV. I don't hv Astro at home, so we missed all the disney channels.

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  6. I use wordcards to teach reading but I've never used flashcards for colours. Dunno why.. maybe coz I have a book on colors so never thought to use flashcards..

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    1. Merryn,
      Yup. Saw ur wordcards before. Ethan is good are reading those wordcards. I hope to introduce them to my princess soon, hopefully.

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