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How old are most kids when they learn their colors?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Every child is different, some learn faster then others do. But I would say between 2 to 3 years of age.

    Answer by jasesmommy0529 at 7:21 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • 2? My son signs the colors too and he's 2.5, 3 in August.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 7:06 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • my daughter was about 18 months but that was the first thing i taught her, i would point out the colors in everything from books to cars etc...then when reading i would ask her to show me the, green, red, yellow, etc....

    Answer by vabchmommy at 7:14 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • My son was 3 he was in preschool when he learned

    Answer by single_mommie24 at 8:23 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Kids learn there colors at different ages. I have 6 children, and all of them didn't learn their colors around the same age. I would just play with them as babies, and when I would dress them or give them toys I would name the color of the object. You can expect by 3 they will know a favorite color.

    Answer by Christy626 at 8:29 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • My son is 2, 3 in July. and he know his colors at about 18months, he can also count to 10 and we are working on abc's. All kids are different and learn at different levels I also have a 16 month old who doesn't talk yet so knowing his colors and such will take longer. It really depends on the child and there readiness for things.

    Answer by momof285 at 8:30 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • It really varies. By 36 months, most can name 2 colors. Some know them all, some just don't care yet.
    How and when preschoolers master "academic" things really has little to do with intelligence or development. Some kids just don't care about these weird things that adults find so important and others just gobble them up.

    What did my daughter do? She knew all her of colors (R,O,Y,G,B,P, black, brown, pink, grey) by 18 months. For some reason, she cared about this.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:32 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Our EI playgroup leader said that they look to see if they know a few colors by age 3. One of my twins learned his colors before he was 2 but his brother (they're 29 mos now) still doesn't really know the colors.

    Answer by twinclubmom at 8:47 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • my daughter is 17 months old and she knows some colors, most the alphabet and numbers 1-10. i've been teaching her everyday since she was 6 months old.

    Answer by GreekMama28 at 12:20 AM on May. 8, 2009