When is a good time to start your child with learning colors, shapes, and words?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question actually, however many would agree, the earlier, the better!
My aunt started VERY young with her daughter. She had her on DVD’s at 15 months, and started doing flash cards around that time as well. She began recognizing the letters, numbers (up to 20), basic colors and shapes by the time she was 2years old. My cousin who is now 9 years old, reads on a 10th grade level. But not every child is the same. Each child is different and each child learns at a different speed. You just have to work on it and keep it up. I don’t believe there is a certain age for anything. They all have their own pace, some slower, and some much quicker.
I’ve spoken to other mothers and all have said the key is not to push so hard that it isn’t enjoyable or too hard for your child. If they get too frustrated, they lose interest. So make the learning experience enjoyable for both you and your child. I’ve already started reading to my little boy, like Old MacDonald & other nursery rhymes . With each new animal I make the noise, for example: The cow goes MOOOOOO! My little man thinks mommy is SO funny making all of these noises at him! He stays so interested in the colors on the page and with mommy making the piggy “OINK” sound.
I’ve already gotten Z some different colored soft chewy blocks with numbers on either side, so that when the time comes he can differentiate between each color and corresponding number. I have read in a few parenting books that actually speaking to your child like an older child instead of “baby talking” is much more beneficial to your child’s’ developing vocabulary.
“Using larger words and then defining them helps your child’s blossoming speech abilities. I know its adorable to have your child say something all discombobulated like for instance, “panano, instead of piano”. It’s adorable but later on in life your child may have some speech issues if not corrected early on.” one of my friends’ of whom is a speech therapist in Montevalo, AL.
So in summation, it’s never too early to start helping your child learn. Everything they do from the day they are born is a learning experience and benefits them in the long run!
Have a wonderful day mommy and daddies, I wish you the best of luck!