Tag Archives: Preschool

Songs and Colors

One of the best way to teach your children about colors is by song. There are a variety of simple songs you can use to calm and engage your children.

Colors (Sung to ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’)

Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue
Purple, orange, brown and black
Red, yellow, green and blue green and blue

Click here to view more lyrics you can sing around your home!

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Barney Teaches Colors

Barney is a beloved childhood hero. Every day on PBS and Sprout you will find a variety of Barney episodes ranging in topic from Treasure Hunts to Cleaning Up. Enjoy this video from Barney’s Colors All Around.

Colors- The Key to Learning

Colors are all around us. Even in the simple ways color affects our lives daily. From sorting laundry to wash to turning on your Xbox, color has an importance many people ignore.

Over the years studies have found that color is one of the most significant ways children gain knowledge. This is due to the fact that color maximizes memory. With color we are able to identify things such as green means go and red means stop.

Children who are colorblind have a harder time learning even as young children. When children are diagnosed with diseases such as dyslexia it is reported that the white paper or screen causes confusion.

These simple facts are concepts we often do not recognize until it is too late. Start teaching your children with color as infants so they can develop and gain as much knowledge as possible. This week I want to guide you through a variety of activities that will help you mold your child’s mind.

Space Activities and Facts for Kids

Looking for more activities for at home or school?

First School offers a variety of Space activities and links to help you share the excitement and wonder of outer space with your children. From fun facts to online games and coloring templates, First School provides everything you need for a successful introduction to space.

Click here and spend the afternoon refreshing your knowledge and picking out the best activities for your children.

Hands-On Approach

I hear, and I forget
I see, and I remember
I do, and I understand
– Chinese Proverb

Experience is the best teacher.  Learning by doing.  Learning is not a spectator sport.  These are all phrase that could be used to explain hands-on learning.

A hands-on approach to learning is exactly what we like to do at Sara Hickman’s Top Secret Science.  We like to get everyone who wants to be involved with the shows and events involved.

How do we do this?  We let the children do many of the experiments themselves.  We ask questions after questions to get them thinking about the processes happening.  We will test their questions.  For example, during a Kitchen Chemistry class a child asked, “Does baking soda make lemon juice fizz like vinegar?”  A great question!  That child came up and put some baking soda in the lemon juice and found the answer to their question.

To find out for yourself mix equal parts of lemon juice and water to give yourself a good amount of solution.  Drop in around a teaspoon of baking soda.  Remember, it might fizz.  Make sure you are testing this in an area that is easy to clean up or in a large enough container.

We do all sorts of fun activities like these and many others here at Sara Hickman’s Top Secret Science.   Go to our website and check out what we offer.

www.sarahickmanstopsecretscience.com

All week we have been discussing “Waiting for Superman.”  At Sara Hickman’s Top Secret Science we are taking action!

We have launched a program called “Early Risers.”  This program brings our science events to low-income schools and daycares.  If you would like to help out this program you can click here for more information.