Saturday, September 09, 2006

Blue, No, Yellow!

Updated: Q's been learning colors and can pronounce a few reasonably well. "Yel-low" and "pur-ple" are particularly distinct, with "rwed, bwoo, gra" a little behind. Last week he was pointing to red toys and saying "bwoo!," which concerned me.

Is he possibly color blind? Should we get him tested so that he isn't penalized at school for misidentifying colors? Red-green color blindness is the most common form, and I wasn't sure about red-blue.

The next day, blue went out of fashion and he pointed at everything and called it yel-low. Whew! It's just a vocabulary issue, and that'll be fixed with time.

Afterwards, SwingDaddy and I joked about aqua-teal color blindness. Most of us never work that one out. Mauve-lavender? Ecru-taupe? As long as he gets the main colors down eventually, that's fine with us!

Happy Grandparent's Day!


Mamacita Tina said...

Ian likes to mess with my head and purposely tell me the wrong color.

Grandparents Day...yikes, we missed it. Gotta get on that NOW!

Kristen said...

I remember that stage. They're just playing with the words and learning that color exists - he has time, and he'll get it (probably out of the "blue" too). Don't stress yet, mom! :-)