I’m not totally against the use of bright primary colours for children’s toys but they can become overwhelming. Whenever possible I will choose to buy products with more neutral colours – earth tones are my favourite. Still, many of the toys here were purchased long ago like this old standby;
Toys like these are useful for activities involving patterns, shapes, sizes and of course colour. But there is one missing. Here too, one colour is neglected;
In a colour wheel there are three primary colours – red, blue and yellow. There are also three secondary colours – green, orange, and purple. Why is there no purple in either of these sets of toys? I find this annoying.
In our set of puzzle people purple was included – but this time the manufacturers neglected to include orange.
Luckily I found some baskets that had primary colours;
And all three secondary colours too;
Perfect. Now we can hunt for colours. Everyone pick a basket, search the playroom, and find items that match your basket.
Some baskets were too full to carry;
This was just one of the colour activities we enjoyed this week.