By thedaywellspent on June 20, 2012
So I was thinking about ways to teach Ava her colors without actually sitting her down and teaching them to her. Letting her learn them naturally. I can't remember how I taught Jack but he knew a handful of colors by the time he was 18 months old (he also knew his shapes, could count to 10 and was beginning to identify letters, and knew right from left by the time he was two, he's a smart kid :D) Anyway, then I remembered I simply colored some papers and told him what colors they were when he asked and would ask him to tell me in return.
I decided to do it a little differently this time, instead of me coloring paper and giving them to Ava, I opted to let her paint. She loves painting, and is really good at dipping her brush in the paint on the pallet and then moving over to the canvas. I don't have anywhere to hang them at the moment, so I may just let her hold on to them. She seems to enjoy carrying them around the house.
We started out painting outside, but I don't always bring my phone outside, so no pictures of that. We finished painting after lunch and by that time we are out of shade and it gets bloody hot on our patio in the middle of the day. Since we were inside I set up a little art table using a drawing board from when I was in college.
I think it turned out great!
I apologize for constantly using phone pictures, but I just haven't been able to pick up my camera since my 50mm lens broke. :(