Does your child know their colors?

Juana - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My daughter is VERY smart for her age. She has always been way ahead of her time, when it has come to learning. She learned her shapes well before she was 2. She can count to 5 by herself. She can do some of her ABC's on her own. She is like a mini adult. (that's what most people tell me, they are always so impressed with her.) But I try and try and TRY some more, but she can't seem to get her colors. It's very frustrating, because everything else is a breeze for her. Tell her once, click she has it. but colors she isn't getting....I've been thinking maybe she is colorblind?

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Lennimar - posted on 12/02/2010

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IM SO HAPPY HAZEL KNOWS BLACK WHITE BLUE RED ORANGE PÙRPLE AND SPECIALLY SH EGOES CRAZY WITH PINK AND COUNT UNTIL 15 IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH BUT I MAKE SURE THE WHOEL DAY WITH TALK ABOUT COLORS EVRYTHING IS A CONVERSATION WITH HER I ASK HER FOR THE BLUE SHIRT OR GIVE FOUR CUPS PLEASE SO THAT HAS HELP ALOT

Sonia - posted on 11/29/2010

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I think every child has something they get right away and others take time. My son is similar to how you are describing your daughter except he knew his colors by 2 and didn't really learn his numbers until recently (same with abc's... which he still sometimes gets some of it wrong). Don't be frustrated, she is still young and will get the hang of her colours in no time.

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Spu - posted on 09/24/2017

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My son started getting 3 colors by 18 months and about 11 colors by 2 years.. few things which helped him to learn colors is by asking him which color an object is frequently.. there are many learning youtube videos which have colors songs for kids. my son loves the below video and remembers many colors watching this video.. the colors song is awesome : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZcHn1V7...

Bonnie - posted on 09/27/2014

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My 21 month old counts 1-10 by self, does wheels on the bus, 5 little monkeys, knows red, black, blue,

Jennifer - posted on 03/01/2011

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Kids will do one thing fast and be "behind" in another. My son was a slow talker, but could read letter and numbers by 2 /12. I didn't even know he could say a name of a letter till he looked at a fridge magnet one day and told me what it was. I was shocked! So for my son, reading came easier than talking. He is now 3 and talks up a storm! He can say and read number, letters, and he can knows most shapes and colors.

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Yes. She just started her 1st grade curriculum last month. She really enjoyed her work in kindergarten but I finally caved and let her go to 1st grade work when she started flying through all her kindergarten work and asking to do her 1st grade work. I had originally meant to move her to 1st grade next year but I just felt so bad making her wait to do the stuff she wants to do.

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My 3yr old is doing great in kindergarten. She knows her all her colors, can count up to 25 without help and higher on some days. She knows her abc's and numbers 1-10 reading. Her sisters swear she can go higher but I haven't seen it yet. lol She knows which colors are primary and which are secondary. She can speak some spanish though nothing to useful yet. She is trying to write her numbers and letters just like her 4 yr old sister who is in 1st grade. She knows her shapes and has a blast building things with them either on paper or with blocks though she thinks it's funny to pretend she doesn't. (I have caught her playing and identifying her shapes when I am not paying attention) She does great with her math to and would actually prefer that over her writing lessons. IDK. I think she is doing great and I really try not to put her up with anyone else as every child IS different. I truly think that if you make a game or just have fun with your child while you are teaching them then they will learn and retain it. It is amazing what they retain when you don't even think they are getting it.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/12/2011

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Well when I started teaching my daughter colors I only went over two a week and now she knows all of them even black and white. I'm a stay at home mom so all I do is at-home pre school. My daughter knows all her letters and can sing the alphabet she can count to 40 and knows all her shapes. When I started kindergarten I was the only one that didn't know my ABC's so I'm a little more aggressive about teaching my child everything she needs to know and then some.

Kelly - posted on 02/07/2011

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My son only really started talkin about 4 months ago, he was born oct 2007. He is delayed with speech but coming on.
He knows all his colours, can count to 29, and knows some letters of the alphabet, probs about 10 letters he recognises.
But we just make everythin fun, count things when we are walking to nursery, say what colours things are etc.
They all develop different skills at different times, she will soon pick up her colours Im sure

Stephanie - posted on 02/03/2011

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Each child finds different things interesting. My daughter can count to 15 and up to 8 in Spanish (I find this most interesting, because no one is teaching her Spanish). She knows the primary colors and knows the letters of the alphabet, even though citing them in order does not interest her. She is very good with shapes and is working well with rationalizing (which is taller, why something doesn't fit, etc.). If your daughter is having a specific color problem, it could be some color blindness, typically it is red and green, so perhaps you could just say to her, "please go and get your red shirt, green pants, white socks, etc." Then if she brings what you ask, at least you will know she knows her colors, maybe it just doesn't interest her enough to speak about them, and even if she brings the wrong thing, at least she is trying to figure what the color is.

Juli - posted on 01/05/2011

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my 3 year old is working on colors as well but I have found best for her that we connect them with something like green like the grass or yellow like the sun something that she sees all the time and can connect the color with. She still switches the blue and green but gets the rest with that method. Or playing games like get me the green, or maybe like if she knows her shape get colored one and have to get the green circle then she can connect those together things like that. Dont worry she will get it.

Danielle - posted on 12/02/2010

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my son knew some of his colors around the age of two but not all of them he's just now getting more of the colors but he gets confused with some. same with shapes he knows his shapes but gets confused with squares and rectangles, and circles and ovals. the numbers he has counted with for a while. The one he's having problems with is the ABCs. He knows some when he hears the song but not by himself. your daughter seems like she's really a great learner but sometimes it's harder for things to be learned. Just keep trying with her and maybe she will start getting it.

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