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For the next step, the child can use a box containing eight different color tones. The tones of each color are classified from very light to very dark. For this exercise, the child should distinguish the intensity of the tones and set tablets in order from the lightest to the darker shade of each color. When the exercise is completed, the arrangement of colors gives a beautiful rainbow that is attractive for the children effect.


The professor can make this activity even more difficult. He can select a color tablet and ask the child to go to the box and bring back the tablet that is darker or lighter than the master is holding. It is not easy for them, but many children are able to do so with accuracy after working with colors for several months. Teaching children to be aware of the fine differences in colours gives them preparation for all types of scientific observations, the art and the appreciation of art, decoration, and many other meaningful activities.


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