Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pantone: Color Cards

I'm familiar with flash cards and how they are used but I've never seen any like these!  These are big, the colors are vibrant and their purpose is to teach children about tones in colors.

Abrams Appleseed sent me a copy of this set for review (thank you). It's been published, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

I am very impressed with opportunities these cards give the young ones to learn about how colors work and how they can be effective in art.  There are eighteen cards.  There two tones of nine basic colors.  You look at the front of the card which is solid with chosen color.  Then you turn the card over and attempt to find the one animal in a grouping who is exactly the same shade.  This is harder than it sounds because there are several animals and the shading and change is colors is discrete.  

I had trouble with the first one and then learned to look at it as if from a distance and pick out the one that stood out.  Whether it is lighter or darker, there is only of the right color.

Your child will never look at color again in quite the same way.  Why not treat them to a great set and see if you can find the hidden animal yourself?

Happy reading.     

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