December 2010 Archives

December 13, 2010

Colors and Right/Left at 24 Months

filed under: Personal Experience
Our 24 month old finally started consistently getting object colors and right/left recently - it actually seemed harder than i thought it would be - but many children I see don't consistently get these concepts until significantly later (30 to 40 months in what I see in friend's children). 

It was interesting - object recognition and labeling where no problem, and the naming of the colors wasn't an issue - but for some reason using colors with objects seems more challenging.  I have no idea what the normal age is for kids to get the concept of "colors" and to be able to consistently use them - but our 24 month old finally has them. 

The concept of Right and Left seems a little easier - perhaps because there are fewer options, but we'll see how it goes.  Its not 100% consistent yet.