By teaching children about colour (including shades, tones and hues), you will also be helping them to use colour as a means of creative expression in many aspects of life. Colour, it’s one of the most noticeable attributes of the world around us. For babies and small children, understanding colour is an essential building block they will use for learning in many areas of their life. Colour recognition can provide children with essential learning tools in life. For example, in mathematics, colour recognition is used to categorise, sort, compare and organise. Additionally, as children learn to identify colours and use colour as a language tool to describe things, it develops and strengthens their ability to communicate effectively. Colour is also a way in which children can express themselves creatively and emotionally, and links in with most key learning and developmental areas in early childhood.