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Teaching Colors While Bathing Your Kid

Say goodbye to traditional bath time and hello to bath time with a purpose. Spoiler alert, Kids Bath Bombs provide a fun way to teach kids about color and unlock their creativity. 

Spa-Da (pronounced Spa Day) is rethinking the way kids learn colors and our intentional approach to bath time has landed us in homes all across America. At Spa Da we recognize the profound impact bath time has on both child and parent and we exist to create long lasting family memories around bath time. 

Your Kids Brain Hooked On Color

Over 60% of our brain is used to process visual information and the moment we see color, we become color seekers.

Did you know that babies develop the ability to see colors at 4 months and begin to better understand colors around 18-24 months? As  your child approaches the age of 2 you may see your child showcasing preferences to bright colors and this is the same time kids begin to understand textures, sizes, and shapes. The age of 2 is also the same age many of our parents begin using our colored bath bombs and by the age of 3 most kids can identify at least one color. However, don’t hit the panic button if your child is a late bloomer, no kids are the same and these are averages. If you have valid concerns, we recommend consulting with your pediatrician.

The mastery of colors will transition to art exploration that will further their childhood development. The sooner your kid can learn about color the better and talking to your child and asking questions about colors is essential to their early development. Kids Bath Bombs are inexpensive tools that can enhance the sensory and learning experience around bathing and healthy hygiene habits. To learn more about sensory development check out our article, Kids Water Play and Sensory Play

A colorful bathing experience can change your kid’s mood and mindset around bathing. Even better, Spa Da Kids Bath Bombs have been specifically designed with food grade coloring agents that are safe, non toxic, and won’t stain your toddler or your tub. 

Teaching Colors To Toddlers

The toddler years are essential for making family memories, improving verbal skills, and optimizing your kids brain development. The purpose behind our kid’s bath bombs is to create a bathing environment that helps kids engage in color learning, the scientific process, and advanced thinking. Learning colors is a major developmental milestone, and the quicker kids learn, the better. 

Kids are little people who are eager to learn, and the first 8 years of your kid’s life are the most important years of their brain development. During the toddler phase, the most important lessons that parents can teach their kids revolve around colors, smells, shapes, and textures. Kids can begin to learn about colors as young as two years of age and this is the age that many parents add colorful kids bath bombs to their bath time routine. These early lessons give kids the framework to identify the differences between a dog and a house and colors are key to verbally describing and making sense of the world around us. Color and shape differences are the first things kids notice and engaging the sense of sight early on has been shown to nurture brain development.

Furthermore, the amount of quality time that parents spend with their kids plays a key role in their emotional development. Emotional development allows young people to better navigate emotions and manage real life situations at a young age. Mature emotional development can lead to an enriched life, the ability to learn quickly and the ability to build positive personal relationships.

Outside of being educational, our kids bath bombs and kid’s sprinkles are the ideal bath accessory to get your unruly toddler into the bathroom. If thinking about bath time leaves you overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted, it’s time to freshen up your family routines with colorful kid’s bath bombs. After getting your little one tucked in bed you can also indulge yourself in our Wanderlust Bath Bombs for mom. 

How to Teach Color

Teaching your child about colors is a memorable and exciting time for parents. We understand parent’s want to have clarity when it comes to their child’s development and in this article, we’ll dive deep into what you can do to nurture your child’s early development around bathing and colors.

“Learning colors improves cognitive functioning and creates a neural network that your kids will benefit from for the rest of their lives.” Tara Abraham, Founder & proud member of WBENC

The world is made up of energy waves that produce color and teaching your kids colors lays the foundation of their memory development and future learning. Colors followed by shapes are how babies begin to make sense of the visual world and teaching colors is best done through everyday playful experiences like bath time. At Spa-Da we have created a fun way to teach your kids about color, while also promoting healthy hygiene habits. Get the most out of every bath with Spa Da Kid’s Bath Bombs!

Mess Free Color Activity

Our kids bath bombs create a mess free and stain free educational experience around primary colors. Our fizzy, colorful, and aromatic kids bath bombs are the ideal ‘artistic’ or STEM activity for bath time. Spa Da Kids Bath Bombs are designed to foster color curiosity while creating family memories. Nourish your child’s creativity while improving their hygiene with the Spa Da Educational Kids Bath Bombs. 

Fun Way To Learn Colors

What’s your favorite color? This question is the all time greatest question to get a toddler talking. It is also a common awkward question on a first date. Our lives are organized around colors, and it makes sense that learning colors is an essential part of childhood development. Kids love mixing colors, and our primary colored kids bath bombs are the ideal bath time enhancer. At Spa-Da we have accepted the Montessori method of teaching that puts the child in control of their playtime and we urge all parents to check out our parenting blog, Montessori Parenting and Kids Bathing.

All parents want their kids to stay on track developmentally and we all share the worry that your kids may be falling behind. One of the first major concerns parents may have revolves around their kid’s ability to learn colors and colors are checked prior to your kids starting formal schooling. Colors and shapes allow us to categorize, classify, and define our world. Color recognition at a young age creates a foundation for future creativity, questioning, and exploration. While teaching colors and shapes, parents should ask intentional questions that encourage critical thinking and memory expansion.

When teaching your kids about colors, be sure to mix up the objects you use. Kids will often have a difficult time deciphering between objects and colors and if you’re always using the same object, your child may start to associate blue with that specific object. Many parents will wrongly believe that their kids can identify colors when, they’re developing linguistic skills prior to fully understanding the color matrix.

For example, if you’re continually pointing at a blue toy, your child may begin to associate blue with that toy as opposed to the color blue. Differentiating between color and object is one of the more difficult learning curves your child will have and don’t fret if your kid isn’t a color wiz overnight. Parental and brain development experts recommend teaching children both colors and shapes at the same time to help kids understand that color is shapeless and texture-less. It is perfectly normal for your child to repeat color words even when they’re misidentifying colors or calling objects colors.

Pro Parent Tip: During and after bath time point to other objects that have the same colors as the bath bomb you are using. This will teach your kids not to associate the bath water as a color. Being consistent about using other objectives with similar color will allow your child to enhance their understanding of what color is. Say “this a bath bomb and its color is blue, this is a toothbrush and it’s color is blue. Anecdotal evidence has also suggested that kids learn colors more quickly if there is a single color for each week. One week you can use red bath bombs, make red jello, and go shopping for red products at the grocery. Experiencing colors in different objects will help the developing brain better understand colors. In many cases, children will be able to point out a color prior to verbally saying its name.

Parents and kids create lifelong memories around the fizzes, suds, aroma, and laughter of bath time. Outside of using colored bath bombs, parents can teach children about colors by doing something artistic, playing a color sorting or matching game, and going on a color treasure hunt that involves finding objects of a specific color. For more ideas on teaching colors and multi-sensory activities follow the childhood experts over at the OT Toolbox and Stay At Home Educator

Colors & Feelings

How we perceive life is subjective and a big part of our perception is how we see color. All color is energy that has specific wavelengths, and these wavelengths affect our bodies in different ways. Colors evoke different emotions and it's only natural that certain colors stimulate learning and improve memory. Green has been found to be the color to promote and restore concentration, while blue has been found to largely promote relaxation. The positive benefits of green and blue colors is why it's so important to get outside on a nice sunny day, The energy waves from the blue sky and lush greenery will naturally put you in a better mood.

Color affects kids' and adult’s brains in a big way and colors can evoke emotional responses that impact your kid’s feelings and senses. The minute your baby begins to see color they develop a natural attraction to bright and vivid colors. Furthermore, scientists have discovered that the visual appearances of color directly affect our physiology and that color influences stress responses, anxiety, blood flow, arousal, neurological responses, and cardiovascular responses. Scientists have also discovered that color is one of the first elements that animals begin to recognize and remember as they develop. Memorizing and learning about colors at an early age is one of the most important lessons a parent can teach their developing kids. More specifically, Studies have found that babies use color to determine the emotional status of the people in their environment.

Primary Colors 

The colors we chose for our kid’s bath bombs are primary colors that can be used to create any color that your kid chooses. What are primary colors? Primary colors can be used to create all other colors and the three primary colors are (1) red, (2) yellow, and (3) blue. As soon as your kids master their primary colors they can graduate into secondary colors where the real fun and learning begins. - Purchase the Kid Bath Bomb 3-pack and save 15% on your kids sensory education. 

 

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