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Read and Discuss: Colors Everywhere

Photographs capture the colors that surround us.


  • Colors Everywhere by Tana Hoban

Key Science Concepts

  • There are many different colors.
  • A single color can have different shades from very light to very dark.


Before you read: Tell children you are going to take another look at the book you shared yesterday, Colors Everywhere. This time you’ll look more closely at the color bars on the sides of the pages. Turn to the first page with the parakeet. The color bar next to the photo shows red, dark blue, yellow, light blue, and green. Can children find all of these colors in the photograph of the parakeet?

While you read: Pick five or six pages from the book, and have children point out all the colors in the photographs that they see in the color bar. Start with a few of the simpler pages, that just have three to five colors. Finish with some of the more complex pages that have seven or eight colors.

After you read: Say: You probably saw your favorite color in a lot of the photos. Which photo did you like best that that showed your favorite color? Can you tell us why you liked that one the most?