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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20-07-2013 16:27 #1Senior Member
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Could DS be colour blind??
20-07-2013 16:43 #2
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.
20-07-2013 16:54 #3
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.
20-07-2013 17:15 #4
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.
20-07-2013 18:56 #5Senior Member
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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.
20-07-2013 19:32 #6
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.
21-07-2013 00:49 #7
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.
21-07-2013 10:54 #8
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
21-07-2013 12:06 #9
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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21-07-2013 20:31 #10Senior Member
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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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