Then I read it to my little granddaughters and Izzy flipped through it and looked at the first page (above) with the faces and said “this is my favourite page” I didn’t even ask her! So faces on Primary Colours get a Big Yes!
The main aim is to help them remember the colours.
This little book will come with a separate note
NOTE to Parents / art givers:
- Help the child learn the primary and secondary colours really well before moving onto Book 2 (Tertiary Colours).
- Check them regularly on how to mix orange purple and green.
- Explain the colour wheel to them (above). Don’t even mention the blank spaces which are for the tertiaries.
- Keep it really simple and let them discover for themselves that you’ll get very different greens by mixing Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Yellow compared to Cerulean Blue and Lemon Yellow.They’ll learn quickly enough which shades they like.
- If you get them the little 12-half-pan travelling set, there are 2 reds, 2 blues and 2 yellows, so they’ll work it out.
- Encourage them to play and experiment with the properties of water colour on nice paper.
- If you do a colour wheel with them, do it slowly – red yellow and blue the first day. Add one secondary per day by letting them mix it themselves.
- If you don’t mind a messy colour wheel draw one for the to paint in. If you want it to be neat, cut the segments out and let them paint them individually them stick them onto a blank sheet. It’s up to you!
And now I have printed it the doll’s house version. (Remember, I’m a bit twee about miniatures!) I found some very nice little jewllery boxes to fit so these books will soon be available in the Slice of Lime shop as a “book in a box” or just the book on its own. I have dedicated them to “child artists everywhere”.