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..................... bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74445 posts
21st May '13
Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
21st May '13

Don't worry too much honestly. My son misses up pink, purple, and yellow. He knows the rest of them. My daughter, who's 4 knows all of her colors. Every kid is different.

A & T + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19173 posts
21st May '13

Did you not work with her before she went to school?!

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
21st May '13
Quoting bia.:" Does your 5yr old know all of his/her colors? My daughters teacher told me yesterday that she wants ... [snip!] ... I buy a book of all the colors? she has 1 at school, but I'm thinking I should have 1 at home, and do it with her homework.."



We taught with fun activities like painting, coloring, putting food coloring in water, toys, etc. I'm sorry, that sounds rough. I wish i had more suggestions to give you but I haven't really ever dealt with learning troubles yet.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
21st May '13

My 4 year old knows all of his colors and he can definitely write his name. Then again he started preschool at 3. It sounds like she might be a bit behind.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
21st May '13
Quoting mj's mommy ♥:" Did you not work with her before she went to school?!"



Really? Wow. Just.... no.
:arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow:

Amy {OneGirl, TwoBoys} 3 kids; Cincinnati, Oh, United States 24256 posts
21st May '13

my son is 4 1/2. he mixes up pink, purple & he calls gray black. i wouldnt worry. just practice with her

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 12312 posts
status 21st May '13

When I worked at a daycare, most of our 3 year olds knew about 5-10 colors.



Just work with her, I'm sure she'll pick it up in no time. I don't think you need to buy a book of colors. Any book will do. Even get her a coloring book and crayons, maybe? That seems like it would be a fun way to learn.

Black Cat 1 child; Marvel, PA, United States 3802 posts
21st May '13

I would just practice.
My son knows all his colors, numbers, letters, how to write his name, do simple addition and subtraction etc. He also has been going to daycare since he was 2.

Autumn Whisper 1 child; Utah 9977 posts
21st May '13

I would be concerned enough about this to look into testing her for color blindness.



Is your father color blind? Is her father color blind?



If the answer to either of those questions is no, it is extremely unlikely she is color blind, but still possible. In the meantime, discuss colors with her. When you are going through her clothes, refer to them by color. Refer to food by color. Talk about blue sky, green grass, all the flower colors.



You don't need a book to teach this. Nature provides opportunity.

A & T + 2♡ 2 kids; Kansas 19173 posts
21st May '13
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Really? Wow. Just.... no. :arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow::arrow:"


I'm just simply asking.



I thought by 5 kids should know how to count up to 10 at least, know a lot of their ABC's and such. My friends kid will be 5 in Nov and can count to 20 and knows his whole ABC's and a lot of colors. I don't know, seems strange to me she didn't know any numbers, colors, or alphabet before starting school.

BabyJsMama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Thailand 4358 posts
21st May '13

For my daughter I bought a pack of construction paper and wrote the color name at the bottom of it and stuck it in plastic sheets and made a book out of it (Did it with shapes too and the alphabet and numbers) but we'd read it out and over and show her the colors, shapes, letters and numbers.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74445 posts
21st May '13
Quoting mj's mommy ♥:" Did you not work with her before she went to school?!"


I wasn't asking to be asked this, you don't have a 5yr old, now get.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
21st May '13
Quoting mj's mommy ♥:" I'm just simply asking. I thought by 5 kids should know how to count up to 10 at least, know a lot ... [snip!] ... and a lot of colors. I don't know, seems strange to me she didn't know any numbers, colors, or alphabet before starting school."



And? Not all kids learn at the same pace.

GetItGirl 2 kids; Virginia 1773 posts
status 21st May '13

IMO she's 5, that's what she's in school for..my son constantly messes up green and orange..he writes his name but every now and then will write it LEI instead of Eli lol every child is different!