CHILDREN AND COLORS...
The color is a sensation that we already feel in our mother belly , because the light we perceive is a color ranging from red to purple. Recent research by the University of Sussex tells us that at birth the newborn distinguishes colors in 5 groups, red, blue, green, yellow and purple. Colors are universal and not due to language learning.
Childs are much more sensitive to the color in general, is so that determine their way of reacting in the environment in which they are located. A constant reception of information: curiosity, distraction, anxiety, calm, feeling hungry, restlessness...
Fundamental for their learning, even motor, and especially affect the mood, so pay attention to the predominant colors around your children. A tip! let the kids have fun using hands directly on the color, everything can become a brush ! Colored chalks on the terrace …, in short, let them get dirty a little it will only do them good !
Good old times !
Animals ... how do they see colors ?
The animal in absolute who sees colors better with its different shades, in detail even from far away, is the Hawk. Even the insects are not doing too badly, even if, fly and mosquitoes see a movement for single images, a bit like a cartoon in slow motion. Amphibian fish and reptiles can see a large scale of colors.
Dogs have a bichromatic view of yellow and blue. Now let me ask you a question, why does my dog love red balls ? they see better at dusk and from afar since they are predatory animals. The cat, ascertained by several studies, would see in ultyraviolet , but come on! And as we know an extraordinary ability to capture movements in the dark. Range of colors similar to dog yellow and blue with their shades. The great apes that are studied so much, there are those who say that many years ago they saw many more colors than now, because they would have lost a certain characteristic. Some research says that their view is less detailed in colors than ours. Even for the small monkeys they see in black and white scale, it would change with the addition of red shades for the females. Cows only see orange in all its shades. And for sure the bull doesn’t even know what the red color is !