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Flashcards: Colours – Part 2

Here are more flashcards on colours.  I wasn’t too sure about the exact hue, chroma and values for these colours so I used the RGB values I found through google to create the images.  If you don’t agree with my values, you are welcome to change them.  I think they’re okay for screen use but I’m not sure how they’ll come out once printed.

How to use the slides:

I used to recommend following “How to Teach Your Baby (the Glenn Doman way)” as described in the book “How to Teach Your Baby to Read” by Glenn Doman.  However, since teaching my children using this method, I have found it to be unnecessarily repetitive and too slow.  Doman is right – children are brilliant learners and they can learn very fast – but I feel his method doesn’t address this adequately because it incorporates too many repetitions.  Children can learn so fast that sometimes all it takes is one flash taken in at a glance.

If you’re like me, doubting whether once is enough, then you may want to repeat the series a few more times.  I’m not going to make a recommendation on how many times it is necessary to show a child a series of flashcards because I don’t believe I have enough experience on this topic to do that.  Even now I still have trouble believing that a child can learn that quickly even though my son has proven to me time an again that it is so.  However, I do believe that 3 times a day for 5 days is probably a tad excessive.  It appears that a number of other mothers who have tried the Doman method concur.

Flash the cards quickly – about the pace of one card per second.  The younger your child, the faster I would go.  It is difficult to maintain the attention of a very young child unless you do flash them quickly.

The flashcards in this series:

Download the flashcards:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

3 thoughts on “Flashcards: Colours – Part 2

  1. Hi Shen Li, thanks so much for sharing your flashcards. I was thinking to use them as physical flashcard but cant figure out how to print them out. Do you know how to do it?



    1. Hi Han,

      You just need to open them up in Powerpoint and use the print function. If you don’t want them to print to A4, you can elect to print 2 to a page, 4 to a page, 6 to a page or 9 to a page. It is actually quite straight forward.


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