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#1 ellabea

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:15 PM

Hi, I have a 2.3 year old and just have a few developmental questions I am curious about.

I have been trying to teach her colours for a long time and she sometimes seems to recognise the basics but other times (not sure if she is just being cheeky/playing with me) seems to have no idea. Is this normal in this age group - when should they be able to master basic colours?

Also, bit random but she still can't jump - as in two feet of the ground. She still does the 'hop' one leg off the ground followed by the other when people ask her to jump. All her other little friends her age have been able to jump for ages so just wondering if it is normal.

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#2 noi'mnot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

My similarly aged toddler knows her colours, and has for a little while - but most of her friends don't. We only noticed in the last couple of weeks that she is able to do the two-footed jump, although many of her friends have been doing this for months. She's always been more verbal than physical! original.gif

If you're worried, talk to you MCHN or GP. I'm sure they'll be able to answer your question either way.

#3 CallMeProtart

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

I think that's normal variation. Some kids are slower with colours. DD didn't really 'get' them till she was well into her 3's, and DS is just turning 3 and hasn't clicked with them yet. Whereas some friends of theirs got it very early.

Ditto the jumping. Mine learned when we got the trampoline! Which was quite early on, so they got it before most of their friends. But I've no doubts that it was trampoline related, not developmentally related!

#4 Jax12

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

If you are a bit worried why not book an appt with your MCHN or GP to touch base?  DS is around the same age (born Nov 2010) and does know his colours, but he has older and younger cousins who are in very different places developmentally.  He can jump off the ground but this is pretty new - he has been trying for a while and looks pretty amusing hopping around yelling "Kangamoo".  Are there any other areas you are concerned about?

#5 Carmen02

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:44 PM

my 8yr old took a long time to know his colours and I was told by his speech therapist that it is normal for some children to not get their colours right till school age...but if you are worried see someone I think she sounds like shes doing great..i have a 2yr 3mth old DS that falls over more then being anywhere near jumping lol

#6 Especially*K*

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:28 PM

DS is a July 2010 baby. He does know his colours but sometimes gets too excited about the 'game' of telling me the colours to actually think properly about the colour he's looking at, if that makes sense. If he takes his time, he will tell me the correct colour 90% of the time.

Bring colours into your conversation more maybe. What colour is this peg? Can you find the red peg? what colour is that car? where is a blue car?

DS can jump like a little jack in the box, my step-nephew is 3months older and isnt the most co-ordinated jumper at all (but he knows his colours and shapes etc)

#7 Kiki M

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

DD is 26 months. She knows her colours pretty well, but it is really only in the past couple of weeks that I've noticed she gets them right most of the time.

She can definitely jump and loves jumping. It was her 'thing' for a while.

I suspect there is a wide range of normal at this age, and the two examples you've used don't necessarily sound like a huge problem. But you should get it checked if you are in doubt.

#8 Leeloomina

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

DS is 2 and can't jump, or rather he jumps like your DD. I think I read somewhere by 3 years old they should be able to do it?

As for colours etc it really depends on his mood. If he is calm and alert he gets them right. If he is busy doing something else or close to bedtime everything is "booo" in colour.


#9 Natttmumm

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

I wouldn't think much of that. I might by 3

#10 mayahlb

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

It's not that unusual. My youngest is 2.5 and doesn't know his colors, he'll just say color when I ask what color something is. With my eldest when we were seeing an occupational therapist they didn't expect this knowledge until the 4ish mark. Jumping on two feet, I think R was about the age of your son, it's hard for them but maybe try a small trampoline or something? Mine now uses this skill to jump off everything.

#11 imamumto3

Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

I think my dd knows her colours but can't really say them.  she definately knows how to jump and has done for a few months but she is an incredibly active child

#12 BRB

Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:53 PM

DS is 26 months and doesn't know his colours. He knows how to say red, yellow, pink and blue but its a wild guess when u ask him what colour something is.

The jumping, I had to giggle when I read your question because I was just talking to my husband about the same thing yesterday. Our DS can not jump either. He does the one foot hop thing.  I was a bit worried but now feel at ease about it reading we are not alone original.gif

#13 Lokum

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

DS is 2.5 (actually 31 months) and has been able to two-foot jump for a couple of months. It was actually jumping on his toddler bed which made it click.

He is starting to get colours, consistent with some and not others. Sometimes he just doesn't care and doesn't want to play the game when I am talking about colours. And yet, if there are two marshmallows on the saucer, he is adamant he wants both the pink one and the white one!!

We are also pretty sure that DS is red/green colour blind. It runs through my family (women carriers, boys with the condition). DS can sort out blocks into different colours, except for red and green which he can't separate.

He's too little to formally diagnose/confirm this. However, we have pulled right back on the colour thing, as I don't want to stress him by constantly 'testing' him on a test he keeps 'failing.' He's sensitive, and becoming aware of stuff he can't do.

#14 wannabe30

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Not sure about the colours, but DS is 2 and 4 months and only started jumping about a month ago. He went from being hopeless to jumping amazingly high and far in the space of a week - it just suddenly clicked.

I didn't jump until I was 4. I don't believe it's impacted my life in any way :-)

#15 Pup-pup

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

I also had concerns about my DD not jumping,  but closer to 3 I just noticed one day she was able to jump just fine!.
My DD knew her colours,  but I don't think it's a concern till 3 or even 4.




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