One of the benefits of coloring pages is to teach children to identify different colors. While every child should know the basic colors red, green, blue, pink, yellow, there are good reasons to teach him the names of darker shades. Recent research shows that vocabulary helps people to distinguish colors. By comparing different language groups, scientists have shown that if a language does not have a color name, the speaker would find it more difficult to distinguish the same color shades. If a child never learns to be able to recognize the difference between a bright white and an eggshell (or pink and pink, fuchsia and red, etc.), he may never be able to adulthood, to distinguish the two. Discussing and underlining the subtle differences between large pencil boxes is therefore an important cognitive opportunity.
There is another important aspect of color education that all parents should know. A recent study by Scientific American Magazine shows that the placement of a descriptive adjective describing color greatly contributes to children’s understanding. For example, in English, we would say the “red pencil” and it turns out that it is much more difficult to grasp for the brains of children than the language structure used in many other languages such as Spanish, which would be said like “the pencil is red”. “When teaching colors or any other important property to young children, always first identify the object and then the property.Although English is not spoken every day in this way and it is faster to speak or write, young brains can not process information in this way effectively.