Welcome to the new series of Posts from Your Archives 2023 where I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2023 I have selected from the archives of willing participants. If you wish to be included the information is at the the end of the post.
In this first post from Robbie Cheadle’s archives I have selected one from Writing to be Read hosted by Kaye Lynne Booth as part of the Growing Bookworms series sharing strategies to encourage children to read more.
Growing Bookworms – The importance of colour when illustrating children’s books by Robbie Cheadle
Many children’s picture books make use of brightly coloured cartoon style illustrations. Children are attracted to bright colors such as red, yellow, green, blue, and pink. These colors create a sense of energy and playfulness and also emanate happiness. Colour impacts on children’s moods, behaviour, and educational performance.
Part of the reason children prefer bright colours is because saturated colours are easier for young, developing eyes to see. Bright colors and contrasting colors stand out more in a child’s field of vision than feinter shades.