Monday, January 15, 2018

Why It's Important to Teach Colors & Shapes

One of the most important lessons in early childhood education is teaching the significance of shapes and colors. From the shades of leaves on a tree to the shape of chocolate chip cookies on your kitchen counter, it’s important for your child to know how to describe what they see verbally. When your child attends Miss Sue’s, not only will they learn the basic fundamentals of shapes and colors, but they’ll also learn how to apply this knowledge on a daily basis. To break it down further, here’s why teaching shapes and colors at an early age matter:

Circles, squares and triangles, oh my! When it comes to shapes, they’re everywhere and used in every single environment to describe a multitude of objects. From the circumference of a flower’s stem to a baking sheet in your kitchen, shapes are seen everywhere and it’s important for your child to be able to describe them; especially within conversation. Additionally, shapes are important to teach since they also stand for symbols. For example, when your child learns the fundamentals of math, they’ll be using shapes to describe the symbols such as plus, minus and the equals sign. Here at Miss Sue’s, we teach our students the importance of shapes and how they play such a huge part in their lives, especially when it comes to their academics!


From deep shades of green to bright hues of blue, the color wheel is truly endless — and appears around us on a daily basis. By teaching your child colors at an early age, it will help them develop a stronger sense of categorizing what they see and being able to relay that message to you and their peers. It’s truly an important skill to pick up since it will be beneficial in a multitude of areas, such as describing what they see, what they like and more. Additionally, color really comes into a play when your child is partaking in activities such as arts and crafts, science, and mathematics, to name a few. Here at Miss Sue’s, we teach our students as one of the first lessons, since we understand the importance and know how it will be of great use on a daily basis.


When it comes to early childhood education, Miss Sue’s take the lead. Believe it or not, teaching children colors and shapes before any additional subject is important — since your child will be able to implement these new skills into an array of different areas of their academic schedule. From mathematics to reading, colors and shapes play a huge role since they will help your child describe what they’re referring to, in regard to answering questions or asking for assistance on their work. In short, learning colors and shapes at an early age will open the doors to incredible educational opportunities on the road ahead.

At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, holistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music and physical activities. To learn more about the school and give your child the best pre-k experience, give us a call at 516-938-0894.

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