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haveing probels getting my 4 year old to get her colers right?

could she be coler blined?
what can i do?
how can i help her?


Asked by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Apr. 28, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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Answers (5)
  • First, please ignore the very rude "moms".

    Next, your pediatrician can quickly check to see if she is color blind. Or you can try a simple test at home. Can she sort some blocks or other toys into piles of similar colors? By 4, she should be able to easily and quickly sort by color even if she doesn't know the names. Do the red and green blocks end up together? Do any other colors get mixed up? Or do they end up sorted nicely? If she can sort them, she is not color blind. She just isn't fully interested in learning their names yet - many kids aren't. If she can't sort them, there may be a problem Go see her doctor or an eye doctor.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • lol ok the first time I check into questions, I see this, lol

    Answer by mcqueenmom at 7:20 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • Just keep working with her. She may just get confused. I don't think it's a big deal right now. I'd just keep at it everyday. Good luck :)

    Answer by vicki136 at 7:42 PM on Apr. 28, 2009

  • My daughter would tell me that she didn't know her colors, but I thought she actually should, so I "bribed" her. I bought a small bag on M&M's, and told her that if she told me the right color, that she got to eat it. But...if she told me the wrong color, I ate it. It didn't take her long to start telling me all the right colors!

    Answer by amy_k_in_pa at 7:55 PM on Apr. 28, 2009


    This link may help to determine if she is colorblind, but your pediatrician should be able to test it as well. My suggestion on how to help her is to talk about colors alot. When you play with her or when you see things (flowers,birds,pictures in a book etc) talk about the colors that the objects are. She'll learn them : )


    Answer by deedee3849 at 10:53 PM on Apr. 28, 2009