A major trend for several years now has been a heavy focus on neutrals. So much of our world has slowly started to feature gray, white and beige – but did you know that a little color is good for you and your children?
Colors can help kids learn, and depending on how old they are, they are often attracted to certain color wheels.
Young kids are inspired by bright colors, while older kids in elementary school prefer pastel colors. As your kids get older, they may start to prefer darker colors, such as greens and blues.
If your child has a favorite color that he or she likes to paint or draw with, encourage them to do so. Keep in mind that surrounding your kids with colors can benefit them in many ways, depending on what color you’re working with.
Blue can increase your child’s productivity, by providing a calming effect that can actually result in a slower heart rate and a higher level of concentration. In fact, gray and blue tones have a history of helping kids with dyslexia to read. Similarly, green provides a feeling of relaxation, and boosts creativity.
Bold reds and oranges can have a profound effect on your child’s brain function, by encouraging them to notice small details which can in turn heighten their IQ.
Learning and working with colors can boost your child’s logic skills, by teaching them concepts like the differences between colors.
Our brains are very visual, especially when we are young. Encouraging your kids to experiment with different colors can be hugely beneficial for them: if they are very young, it can give them a leg up when they begin school. If your child has some behavioral issues, changing their environment by adding in just the right color may help to ease their stress.
No matter how old your child is, experimenting with colors through art can only help them become better learners.
Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts in Foxboro has offered art educational lessons and workshops to hundreds of members of the community. Let them help your children express their artistic side.