The rainbow song

Encourage your child to find all the colors of the rainbow. Then sing this song to reinforce the color names.

Learning Stages

Children love to experiment with color. Encourage your child to find all seven colors of the rainbow in a pack of crayons. Sing "The Rainbow Song" from the Touch Magic Rockin' Guitar to remember what these colors are.

A full box of crayons provides an opportunity to talk about shades of color: "Yes, these are all shades of green. Which do you like the best?" You can also talk about how mixing colors makes new colors. If your child is interested, show her the order of the seven colors of the rainbow. If she just wants to color the rainbow her own colors, that's okay too. The important thing is to talk about colors with your young, curious child.