As a general rule, I tend to pepper my speech for Veronika with mention of colors. They’re all around baby everyday, and you can say simple sentences like, “You’re wearing your green shirt” or “You’re holding a pink toy.” But today, we played a cute game that focused on the three primary colors, plus another very common one, green.
Build up a tower of soft blocks that are all one color for your child. As I placed each block, I repeated the color. “Red, red, red” I said, as this tower rose up, up, up.
I repeated the process for a blue tower, green tower, and yellow tower.
Then play a round of baby soccer (i.e. kicking) and have your child knock the tower down. “Now we’re knocking down the red tower!” I told her.
Once she was surrounded by blocks, we took turns playing with one color at a time, again saying each color’s name as we played.
This turned out to be such a delight that we had to repeat the building and knocking down several times!
Once baby tires of it, leave some of the towers up for a great tummy time visual.