Colour is a very noticeable attribute of the world around us. Colour is a way children observe and categorize what they see. These very recognizable characteristics encourage children to define and organize the diverse world around them. These first teachings in preschool and kindergarten are basics that every child needs to know before she learns the other basics of reading, writing and math. Understanding colour is a tool for learning many skills in all curriculum areas, from math and science to language and reading. Colour is one of the first ways preschoolers make distinctions among things they see. They also begin to distinguish shades, hues and tints. The meaning of colour is also symbolic. Teachers introduce the children to colours around them. They will see the seasonal colours, colours in the environment, colours in food, colours of the sea, sky and water. Colour activities will be integrated into the curriculum.