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    Default Is it weird DD doesn't know her colours?

    DD is almost 2.5 yrs and doesn't know any of her colours. She knows all the colour names and will try and guess a colour if asked but never gets it right! She's got great speech, can say her alphabet and can recognise a few letters, can count items up to 20 etc so not really concerned but was just wondering if this was considered really behind for her age. My mum thinks she might be colour blind!! I'd never really thought about it and thought she'd learn them when ready (we talk about different colours regularly to expose her to them). Thoughts??

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    My three year old doesnt know his colours I wouldn't panic kids will learn eventually if you keep encouraging them with say look at the green grass blue Sky red car etc etc

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    My DS (2.5) doesn't get his colours right about 75% of the time. Sometimes he's brilliant but most times it's a shot in the dark. He can count to 17 and backwards from 10. He can recognize letters but your DD's up on him with knowing the alphabet. I wouldn't worry too much just yet. If you're getting to around 3.5 and she still doesn't get her colours correct then I might be more concerned.

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    Put the object before the colour. It's called postnomial description, meaning name the thing then the concept. My DS did exactly the same thing and one day, he just had his colours down pat. Look at the car that is red. Look at the light that is green. Look at the teddy that is brown. You need to focus their attention on the object (orientate them) before the concept (colour). Same as look at the car that is big, look at the cat that is small.

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    Genetically it's really rare for a female to be colour blind. Unless your DP is colour blind it is highly unlikely that she has inherited the condition.

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    DS1 (2.8 years) remembers them 50% of the time... The rest of the time everything is just green!!

    He can only count to 10.. And most of the time goes 1,2..8! And his ABC is just a jumbled song that sounds a lot like twinkle twinkle! I'm not concerned though, he's a clever little guy, at the things that interest him!
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