What will children learn from this book?

Art is such an important part of a child’s development.  There are so many ways that their involvement with art projects opens their eyes to a world full of learning experiences.  Performing art teaches creativity, self-expression, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, decision making skills, story-telling, and helps them to express their emotions to others…just to name a few.  Children will also begin to become aware of how certain colors influence their mood. This sweet little guide introduces young children to the color wheel and educates them on identifying primary colors red, yellow and blue and how to create secondary colors purple, orange and green.  In addition, they will discover what happens when you add white or black to primary and secondary colors. This then introduces them to color saturation, shade and light. The rhythmic tone allows them to easily remember the colors while giving them a visual on how colors are formed. They will have the opportunity to experiment with mixing, as well as shading and tinting colors to create new ones.  They will learn to problem solve through experimenting with mixing certain amounts of colors to create a specific hue. Color mixing will also teach them control and patience. It’s quite tempting to add too much of a color to get the right outcome as opposed to being patient by adding just a little at a time. Learning colors and how they are formed will give them a new perspective when they look at objects in their world.  They may look at an orange shirt and now be able to comprehend how that color was created. Or, they may see a lime and challenge themselves to create a specific color combination to create that hue. Curiosity will be sparked when they figure out that there are a multitude of colors they can mix and those new found colors can create a story. And let’s be honest… it’s just plain fun!