Colors enhance learning
HAVE you wondered why the educational environment of children are full of colorful decorations? Researchers have studied that emotions boost memory and that early experiences contribute to the early formation of the brain and its capacities.
According to Pam Schiller, Ph.D., in her book Start Smart: Building Brain Power in the Early Years, Revised Edition, colors are helpful to both the cognitive and emotional development of children, and the effects are usually lifelong. Let’s look at some of those colors and their impact. Color impact Red creates alertness and excitement. Encourages creativity. Increases appetite. May be disturbing to anxious individuals.
Blue creates a sense of well-being. Sky blue is tranquilizing. Can lower temperature. Inhibits appetite.
Yellow creates a positive feeling. Opti- mum color for maintaining attention. Encourage creativity.’
Orange increases alertness.
Green creates calmness.
Brown promotes a sense of security and relaxation. Reduces fatigue.
Off-White Creates positive feelings. Helps maintain attention.
Colors are equally important as all the other visual aids that teachers use. Colors ENHANCE learning. Freda B. Dayog