British Museum: Colours – Early learning at the Museum

Colours – Early learning at the Museum, is part of an engaging series of books about The British Museum for the young. Created in board book format, it is ideal for little hands to explore and sturdy enough to last many reads.

Featuring high-quality photographs from some of the most stunning objects from the British Museum, young children are encouraged to explore colours in a cultural and tangible context, showing them how colours are perceived around the world and, because it offers a wide myriad of items that range from ancient relics to modern-day objects, displaying great cultural diversity in its representation too.

With every object described in one word in clear, big letters, as well as being laid out with a different colour for every couple of pages or page, children are invited to find specific objects and perceive colours in varied contexts, which can also spark interest in other early learning concepts, such as shapes, opposites, numbers, naming and object recognition.

Another great feature of Colours is that it beautifully connects and helps little ones become less intimidated and more familiarized with the museum environment itself, and it is an ideal first step to get them interested in and exploring its collection.

Highly recommended for curious little ones (and grown-ups) who will certainly be fascinated by the beauty of the artefacts and their history.