Now that my baby is already one and shows lot of curiosity to learn I decided to make some toys which he can enjoy at the same time learn new things.This one is Colour wheel and the easiest that I could have ever thought of.
A4Size white paper
I have identified some basic bright colours that catches babies attention and are easily identified by them as this is the first stage of colour recognition ,later on more colours can be added but to keep it simple I have used only four bright colours.
Cut The cardboard into a circle ,I have used two and pasted them to make it stronger.
Paste the A4 Size paper and cut it to cover the whole cardboard in a circle.Paste it on both the side as we will colour both the sides.
Divide sections to be coloured.
Start Colouring the sections and make sure you colour the same section with colour on the opposite side as well.
Take clothespins and colour them with the colour matching the one on the wheel.I have coloured only two clothespin each for the colours, you can make more.
How to introduce it to the toddler
First You need to play it by loudly telling the colours you have matched the clothespins with in the wheel.
Let your baby learn to clip the clothespins first matching can come later.
The more you do ,more the baby will learn how to match and can differentiate the colours and will gradually start identifying.
This is my DIY series of Montessori toys that I will be doing for my baby who is currently almost 14 months old.Watch the section for more Fun DIY Montessori toys.