“Red is a Dragon”

In this lively concept book a little girl discovers a rainbow of colors in the world around her. Red is a dragon in the Lunar New Year parade, yellow are the taxis she sees on her street, green are jade bracelets and the crunchy kale growing in her garden.


BOOK: WATCH and LISTEN to Miss Anne reading Red is a Dragon: A Book of Colors by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin:


ACTION SONG: “Color Song” by The Learning Station


LEARN: You can watch these videos to learn the colors of the rainbow. Note that they include the colors indigo and violet, giving us some new vocabulary words!

  • The “Rainbow” song by Nancy Koppman:


EXERCISE: Learn the colors of the rainbow with Jack Hartmann:

  • Each color gets its own workout move!


  • “Roy G Biv” by They Might Be Giants will have kids and grownups alike rocking out:


CALMING SONGS: Listen to calming rainbow song. These are nice to use for a transition to a quiet activity or quiet time. Encourage your child to practice their listening skills with these:

  • Medley of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World” performed by Israel (Iz) Kamakawiwo’Ole


  • “Rainbow” by Charlie Hope:

Do you have a rainbow inside you? I think we all do.

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