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The Importance of Shape and Colour

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Have you ever wondered why there is such a focus on learning colours and shapes in the early years? It’s because these are two very noticeable attributes of the world around us. Look outside: ¬†green trees, brown rectangle buildings, square windows, and blue sky. Colours and shapes are ways children observe and categorise what they see, define and organise their world. Understanding colour and shapes helps a child to learn many important school-based skills, from mathematics and science to language and reading. When young children are asked to sort objects (such as leaves, rocks, shells, or keys) they would use colour, shape, and size, to… Read More »

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