• caroline9112


In response to queries from parents over many years ... let’s discuss colours.

All childcare providers use the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) learning outcomes to assess and monitor your child’s development from birth to 60 months which is the end of Reception. Colours are only mentioned in a creative sense in the following age bands:

  • 22-36 months - Experimenting with colours.

  • 30-50 months - Exploring colours and how they can be changed.

  • 40-60 months - Finding out what happens when colours are mixed.

There is no requirement to recognise, let alone name, colours.

Try these ideas with your child

If you wish to find out if your child can see colours there are three steps to follow.

  1. Provide a set of toys or resources that reflect your child’s interest (dinosaurs, blocks etc). Ensure that they are of the same shape and size and only vary in colour. Play a sorting/matching game where they go into different caves/garages/pots according to their colour. Can they differentiate between colours?<