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    Default Could DS be colour blind??

    So we've just realised that DS (2.5 yrs) doesnt no his colours. As much as we do 'colour' games and books hes just not getting it. Its almost like hes guessing everytime.
    Am i just worrying over nothing or do you think its possible hes colour blind.

    Does your 2.5 yo know his colours (Red, blue, green, yellow)??

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    Does he know numbers yet? I mean could he recognise say the #2? quickest way of determining colour blindness is to download on of those tests that have a number in the middle if he says its just the same then it's highly likely that he's colour blind, if he can see the number he's not.

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    Before deciding he's colourblind or paying for specialists, try presenting colours in a different way. It is common practice for parents to present the attribute before the object, and this is too abstract for children. Don't use 'the blue car', use 'the car that is blue, the truck that is red, the apple that is green, the cloud that is white' etc. Orientate the child to the item before telling them about it and your little one will learn more quickly.
    I did this with my son when he was 3 and didn't know his colours. I worried he was colour blind. One day it just clicked and he's 4 and almost never wrong now.

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    My DS didn't really know colours all that well at that age either. He was tested at his 3.5 year check up and he's definitely NOT colour blind. Some kids don't know colours that early.

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    Do you have a history in your family? It is passed down through the female line but the majority of sufferers are male. Both my brothers are colour blind meaning mum is a carrier and I have a 50% chance of being a carrier.

    We are watching DS1 closely but at 3 years it is very hard to test them, they normally test them when they can reliably read numbers.

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    I'm pretty sure colour blindness can't be confirmed until the age 5+
    So for now I would try not to worry about it.
    My Dh is Colour blind and so was his grandfather.
    He can see red, yellow, blue etc but struggles with purple looking like dark blue and dark green looking like brown and vice versa.

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    DS is 2.5 years and he's confused about colors all the time. I would give him a bunch of gummie bears and get him to tell me which color bears he wants and he would point to the red and say purple, point to green and say blue.
    But when we play blocks he would get me the correct colored blocks 70% of the time.
    Although he's confused about colors but there's been improvement over the last few months.

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    Gosh my DS1 didn't know his colours consistently until he was in kindy (4+). He is nearly 8 now and knows every colour under the sun lol. I wouldn't worry at such an early age, they all develop differently

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    I'm not sure I'd really worry just yet. Can you play matching the colour games rather than naming the colour games and see how that goes?

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    I'm not sure when DD learnt her colours but she is nearly 4 and get confused with blue and yellow. At her 4yr old check up at the doctors I asked the possibility of colour blindness, the doc. got her some child friendly tests where she had to trace the line that was in the colour chart rather then say what the number was.


 

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