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So Many Colors to Learn: The Potential Challenges of Learning Colors}

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So Many Colors to Learn: The Potential Challenges of Learning Colors

Between the ages of three and four, most children will start to be able to name colors. You may hear your child talking about the colors he is using for his latest drawing, or he may tell you the color of the bird at the bird feeder or that of the dog that just walked by. He may also sort his toys together by color, placing all the yellow beads in one pile and the green ones in another. While this milestone may come even earlier for some children, there is no need for concern as long as your child can identify one color around his third birthday and three or more by his fourth. He may simply be interested in other things at the moment - not surprising, as there's so much in this world to be interested in! He also needs to learn that navy, sky blue, and turquoise are all considered shades of blue, even if they look very different. But if your child consistently has trouble with certain colors, you could ask your doctor to test him for color blindness.

Has your child achieved the following Art Foundation milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.