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  • October 27, 2018

    16 Engaging books about colors

    When parents ask me for ways to teach colors to their toddler or preschooler, my first recommendation is to read books about colors. This list is a great place to start! This post contains affiliate links. There are a million books about colors out there, but for this post I wanted to focus on the ones that are best for teaching colors. If you have a toddler or preschooler who can’t identify colors by name, try reading the books on this list! When I began reading these to my little guy (2 years, 8 months), he knew no color names at all. Now, two months later, he knows almost all of them. All it took was reading and talking about a few of these books several times a week. (Psst! Click here for a printable list.) Books about Colors Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. This classic book (first published in 1967) is still a favorite of toddlers and preschoolers everywhere. It’s extremely simple, with almost no plot, but young listeners love identifying the colorful animals and asking the same question… “Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?” It’s been called one of the top 100 picture books of all time. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, by Eric Litwin My now first grader loved Pete the Cat as a toddler, and our youngest (currently age two), loves them as well. In this popular book, Pete’s white shoes change color as he walks through strawberries, blueberries, and mud. The pictures are bright, and the book has simple, repetitive text that kids can help you read. As an adult, I find the book boring, but obviously my toddlers have loved it. And (mercifully) it’s a quick read, even if you read it twice....
 

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