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At what age did your toddler start identifying colors accurately?
 

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Right around her 2nd birthday she started naming them correctly. Before that, everything was green.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I think mine were around 18-20 mos. They could not "say" the words for colors, but if you asked them to bring you a yellow Lego, or an orange crayon, or whatever, they could.<br><br>
It may have taken a few more months for them to get colors like black, white, grey, etc. Maybe they were 2 years old, or a bit more, before they knew those. DD2 is 2.5 and knows all of the colors (well, not ALL like 64-Crayolas all, but ykwim) and can speak the words sort of understandably. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I would say around 20-22 months? My DS doesn't really talk much and doesn't know his colors but most of his friends do at 21 months. DS can ID shapes.
 

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DS1 knew colors by around 18 months. DS2 is 20 months now and everything is blue <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DS1 knew his colors really early, somewhere around 18 months. DD finally started reluctantly answering me (correctly) just after she turned 2. She's the type of child that doesn't like to be "drilled" on things like colors, letters, etc. and clams up when you ask her.
 

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I guess mine was a late bloomer.<br><br>
She didn't know any colors until 28 months or so. She learned them all very quickly, though, and by 30-32 mos knew all the colors including light and dark variations, turquoise/teal, lavender, etc. I can't recall her getting any colors wrong in the last few months, either. So I guess it took her awhile, but she got proficient at it in a hurry.
 

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My dd could identify her colors early on. Pretty accurate around 18mo.<br><br>
I wouldn't worry too much. All kids develop differently. Just keep including colors, shapes, numbers, letters ect into your daily activities and they'll catch on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My kiddo has no interest in color names, and she's 20 months. However a friend of hers that is also 20 months can pick out several colors accurately. Mine's too busy climbing on the furniture and finding things in the house to hurt herself with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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she could tell me the colors and shapes around 15mo. She spoke really early though. My friends little who is bright still doesnt seem to know them. Goes with the whole every child is different saying.
 

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yeah...probably around 16-18 months.<br>
for awhile everything was purple or green though, because those are his favourite colours <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think it depends on when you 'introduce' them ... I suppose.<br><br>
DD knows PINK ... for sure ... and will point out pink socks, pink balls, etc.<br>
She will also sometimes holler "purple" .. when she sees something.<br><br>
She will pick out a few shapes as well ... mostly stars and hearts. I had to explain to her that a heart was not an apple!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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oh yeah .. forgot about this ....<br>
If I catch Rachel in the act, and ask her what she is doing .. she will just smile, and say "climbing, mommy, climbing" with a HUGE grin on her face!
 

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Ours picked up on colors really early (like before 12 months), in terms of us asking her to point to the whatever color piece, etc. But it was probably close to 16 months or so that she started using the signs for the colors and would point to something on her own and sign the color for it. She still can't say the words for all the colors yet, but at 23 months she knows the basic ones (red, blue, orange, yellow, purple, green) really well. We're working on white, grey, black, and brown still though.
 

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DD is 20 months old, and just recently has begun identifying white, green, and pink.<br><br>
She does not say the colors (she doesn't say much of anything), but we have a colors puzzle, some crayons, and she will hand you the correct piece if you ask for one of the three above. Everything else is a head shake. p<br><br>
I'm going to go for another color this week and see if she picks it up.
 

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My DD learned her colors around 16 months when we started fingerpainting and I would have her say the color before we opened it to paint with. Of course she could still use it if she got it wrong<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. she then transferred the info to other objects. every kid is different though.
 

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Paddy started understanding colors shortly after he turned 2. However he can't say "orange", so all orange things are currently red <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My 26 month old was very good by 20 months choosing the proper colour if I asked him - i.e. please get the blue block. It probably took to 24 months for him to say the colours properly (most of the time) - i.e. what colour is this block (or in our case, Thomas trains). We still have a few issues on picking out some colours on certain objects.<br><br>
We do practice it a lot - even today at the grocery store, what colour is the cucumber, what colour is the carrot - and the red pepper was an apple until we asked a few more questions. Not as much for teaching colours, as something to talk about. [I also ask him to find certain veggies or fruits in the bins.]
 

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I'm sure that the parents on the "other side" of the learning spectrum will not be so quick to name when this came for their kids. It is important that they know the basic 8 at 3 years old.
 
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