Colors and Shapes
Colors and shapes are the main ways that we use to describe and categorize everything. Learning about colors and shapes is a great way to get some vocabulary for describing the world around us. This opens up new and exciting avenues for verbal communication.
When we are able to identify colors and shapes, we can sort and classify objects based on these attributes.
Colors are useful to give us information about health and safety sometimes. For example, we use red in our culture to indicate ‘danger’ or ‘stop,’ such as with red stop lights and signs. If a person’s skin has blue marks, it may mean they have suffered a bruise. If a person’s skin turns red, they may have spent too much time in the sun.
The written symbols we use for letters and numbers are really just shapes. When we develop proficiency at learning shapes such as squares and circles, we also are developing the classification and visual discrimination skills to distinguish between characters e.g ‘k’ and ‘x’ or between ‘p’ and ‘g.’
List of basic shapes
Learn about 25 popular shapes in English
|2D Shapes Learning|
|Right triangle||Scalene triangle|
List of basic colors
How to ask questions about colours in English
|We can use “light” to mean less in degree and “dark” to mean more in degree while expressing colours.|
|a light green table cloth||a dark brown chair|