Published at Monday, August 17th 2020, 08:18:15 AM. Education Coloring Page. By Alice Dall.
Pre-schematic stage (4-7 years): Children begin to use shapes and symbols to explore relationships and their environment. Schematic stage (7-9 years): Children develop a “schema”, or consistent way of portraying an object or person or environment. These images generally exhibit their knowledge of something.
For those looking for fun and clever ways to incorporate educational components, coloring and drawing both fit the bill. With younger kids, coloring can be done with packaged books and pages, matching their interests and abilities. As free-form coloring and drawing are introduced, kids nurture their creativity. In either case, learning can be introduced according to the child’s age and ability.
The more the parents and caregivers make color a salient attribute, and the more that children’s attention is drawn to focusing on colors, the easier is may be for them to learn their colors. Toward that end, I have done a number of activities with my kids that are appropriate for teaching kids their colors.
We began providing free coloring pages for the younger kids, particularly since much of the educational content might be beyond their immediate comprehension but could be tackled with the self-paced, creative-expression activities like coloring and drawing. In line with this, we also released a full coloring book to complement the Serengeti Stampede episode. While we always seek to provide fun activities, the ultimate purpose is to reinforce health and educational concepts from the Serengeti in an engaging (and repetitive way) with kids.