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Baby colour immersion

Many playgrounds organise colour immersions for children under 1 year of age.
Colour immersion is a way for the baby to get familiar with colours.

  • The baby is guided in trying out and experiencing the colours and other materials using the senses and movement.
  • A relaxed atmosphere of doing things together and progression at the baby’s own pace are more important than ‘completed works of art’.
  • The colours are non-toxic natural materials such as carrot, blueberry and rose hip.

Children have always painted both paper and themselves with colours.

Registration for the activities

Participation in the groups usually requires advance registration. You can register with the instructors of the location.

More information

The baby colour immersion idea was brought to Finland by Executive Director Päivi Setälä of the Pori Centre for Children’s Culture from Estonia.
The colour immersion workshops have spread from Pori through instructor training across Finland.

Tips for participants:

  • Bring along a light set of clothes for the baby that can get dirty, for example a nappy and underpants or a body.
  • Also bring along another set of clothes for the baby, a towel and plastic bag for taking the clothes stained by colour back home.
  • You too should wear clothes that can get dirty, such as an old T-shirt and sweat pants.
  • The babies will taste the colours so make sure to observe your baby’s possible allergies and also your own.
  • The colour immersion takes a little over an hour, the most important thing is to spend time together in a non-hurried manner!

Siblings, grandparents, godparents and friends are also welcome to attend.

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