The Role of Colours in Early Learning
Colours can provide visual cues and focus to what we see. An effective and powerful tool, they can help us visualise complex information, convey meaning, establish structure and show connections.
Children tend to be attracted to bright colours — a well known fact which marketers and designers take note of while designing toys and materials intended for young children. While colour preferences and trends may change overtime and are often subjective, brighter colours are known to have a positive effect on our emotions. When used intentionally, the power of colour can be a useful tool to improve a child's learning experience.
Our emotional response to a learning experience can have a significant impact on our interests in the long term. Language learning is a life-long process, and I believe a positive early learning experience in Chinese or in any subject matter can in turn help build a foundation for long-term learning.
Our emotional response to a learning experience can have a significant impact on our interests in the long term.
Taking the time to cultivate our children's interests in the subject matter will have far more impact in the long term than any short-term gains.