Colors and Numbers?

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Colors and Numbers?

Ok so do any one Lo know their number (1-5)
and some of their Colors..?

I will be starting with Chris Next week..
as what I see now.. he is one of those kids that will need a Little Extra & more Time.
he gets distracted to easy.

My sis is a preschool teacher and she gave me some wonderful tips that I pray work ..
1 color a week . So we will be starting with RED. @ the end of the week We will have a Red party .. Will show pictures cause I think It will be Fun. for him & all his attitudes :rolleyes:

A belly picture, Since I never shared any on here, instead of making another post
31wks 2days

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Aidan is good with colours, he knows most of them, numbers he can count up to 14 then he starts getting random LOL. Good luck

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Belle knows all of her colors and can count to about 15... then its 35, 80, 100..

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"Allie01979" wrote:

Aidan is good with colours, he knows most of them, numbers he can count up to 14 then he starts getting random LOL. Good luck

Not Chris he knows yellow and Green .. Any thing else NOPE
He can count to 5 and sometimes 10 but not often
Chris is lazy
but he love saying his Bible Verse Cause he Gets to say It in church From time to time.. So he learns them well.

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Noelle also knows her colors (but not her colours :wink:) and counts up to 14 and then skips around until she gets to 20. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure she's aware there are any numbers past 20. lol

A color every week with a little party at the end sounds like fun! But it can also be just part of every day life, too. For example, when we take a walk, Noelle will point out a flower or some kind of object and I'll ask her what color it is. It's always good to reinforce learned concepts, too, so even though she knows her colors well, we still 'quiz' her many times a day.

Love your belly!!! Congrats on your girl, too!

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Mikayla counts up to 14 no problem then it's skipping around after that...usually 13, 14, 13, 16, 19, 20! (20 is always said with lots of enthusiasm :)). She knows her colors really well too. There are some that she mixes up sometimes though (usually yellow and red are confused, kinda wierd, Joey mixed those two up also when he was learning his colors). We do like Ruth said, just make it a part of everyday life.

Great belly!!!!

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Yes Owen knows all his colors
can count to 20 but recognize 1-10

Smile

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Anna knows all her colours, and I know she can count to ten but I haven't checked lately if she knows more than that.

Gorgeous belly! I can't believe you're at 31 weeks!!!

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Jaxon knows his colors and has for a very long time, like before he could even talk. He can count to 15, but mixes up seven with eleven.

Just something that sent up a little red flag to me. Are you sure he isn't 'red' color blind? That would make sense as to why he is only recognizing yellow and green. Maybe I'm way off, but 3 seems a little old to not be able to distinguish colors. I'd urge you to contact your Dr or an eye Dr and have him look at some color charts that check for color blindness. There is no sense trying to teach him something that he is going to be incapable of, it will only set the stage for some major frustration from both of you.

Please don't view him as lazy. You will regret thinking that if it turns out he is color blind, or more importantly if he has a learning disability, you want him to have confidence learning new things even if he has difficulty with it. Calling him or viewing him as lazy will not instill confidence in him, it will only make him feel stupid and unworthy.

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Colby knows all his colors, even weird ones like the difference between violet and indigo, lol.

Numbers he can count to 20, recognizes 1-10 and a sporadic mix of 11-20.

I agree don't view him as lazy.....honestly kids knowing any of this now at this point shouldn't be expected IMHO. I think if he wants to know it, he'll learn it....Colby isn't interested in sitting down and "learning" colors or numbers, but putting it in a play type scenario, he's all over it.

You look great, love the belly!!

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Miles knows his colors AND colours. Smile Like Julie said, he surprises me with the random ones he knows sometimes.

He can count to 20 but skips 16-18. He can recognize higher numbers but can't count them - though he tries sometims.

I agree about the adding it to everyday things. I never sat down and taught Miles to count but we've always counted the vacuum cleaners at Target. Random, yes, but that's how he learned higher than 20.

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"luangwa" wrote:

Jaxon knows his colors and has for a very long time, like before he could even talk. He can count to 15, but mixes up seven with eleven.

Just something that sent up a little red flag to me. Are you sure he isn't 'red' color blind? That would make sense as to why he is only recognizing yellow and green. Maybe I'm way off, but 3 seems a little old to not be able to distinguish colors. I'd urge you to contact your Dr or an eye Dr and have him look at some color charts that check for color blindness. There is no sense trying to teach him something that he is going to be incapable of, it will only set the stage for some major frustration from both of you.

Please don't view him as lazy. You will regret thinking that if it turns out he is color blind, or more importantly if he has a learning disability, you want him to have confidence learning new things even if he has difficulty with it. Calling him or viewing him as lazy will not instill confidence in him, it will only make him feel stupid and unworthy.

That's a GREAT point that I hadn't thought of... my father is color-blind and even though his is limited to the inability to distinguish between shades (he has no clue if something is navy or black or dark brown, etc), there are different types of color-blindness.

I also agree about not thinking of our children as 'lazy.' I've NEVER ever ever met a truly lazy 3 year old. They have WAY too much energy to be lazy. Wink

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"luangwa" wrote:

Please don't view him as lazy. You will regret thinking that if it turns out he is color blind, or more importantly if he has a learning disability, you want him to have confidence learning new things even if he has difficulty with it. Calling him or viewing him as lazy will not instill confidence in him, it will only make him feel stupid and unworthy.

In general He is Lazy ( I didn't mean as far as learning ) ... he don't like looking for his shoes, he don't like cleaning his room... he wan't ppl to do stuff for him. but i get what Your saying i just know it will take a bit more with him as far as learning.. My brother has a disability and i know what my mom went through .. I Hope its not the problem.. but it make me sad the most of the kids on her know their colors and My son Don't. My 5year old knew all this stuff at 2.5 years old and Chris is 3 , I know he is different from his brother but i worries me a lot. his attention Span is very short.. he has a problem just sitting still for more than 2min. ok enough it makes me want to cry just knowing my son could have a problem Sad

But i appreciate it .. cause i'll be making him a doc appt. to see if there is really a issue

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He is 3.. sitting still just doesn't happen! Owen is on the move ALL DAY LONG it's totally normal.

Try making a game out of cleaning or getting dressed.. maybe he is bored. Or maybe your expectations of a 3 yr old cleaning his room are too much... I do not expect Owen to do all that on his own I expect him to help me do it together.

Kids learn at different rates ... you need you to spend time with him on it.. colors and numbers were "worked on" for a long time here, every chance we got we were very descriptive (look owen there are 1...2...3.. BLUE birds over there! can you count with me 1...2...3...)

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Cassandra, first, you look great!

Second, :bigarmhug: --

I think the color-blind issue is a possibility to consider, but try not to worry too much about comparing Chris to the other kids on the board, or even your own son. Sometimes I look at Ella and wonder why she isn't doing things Cadence is doing... :doh: - they'll do things in their time. And I agree that a 3 yr old's attention span is SHORT and I think it is VERY typical for a 3 year old not to want to clean their room. I bribed Cadence with cookies this morning to get her to help me. ROFL

And as for comparing to other kids on the board, Cadence does know her colors, but she can NOT consistently count to 10 by herself (or even 5 some days), in spite of the fact that we repeat her numbers MULTIPLE times every day.

She only kind of knows her ABCs, but she has absolutely zero number or letter recognition.

Keep working with him -- he'll catch on!

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you look fantastic cassandra!!!!!!!!!!!! what a perfect belly!!!!! i think i feel a twinge of jealousy..........LOL......are you enjoying your baby girls pregnancy??? i hope so!!!!!!!!

abby knows her colors and numbers to 20.......but when i teach lucy...i do the color/number/letter(and now we do science and a small history lesson) but we work on it all week..........have fun with it!!! no 3 yr old wants to sit still.....LOL.......and i would check into the colorblind issue.....unless you think he's just pulling your leg.....but worth asking about anyways!!!!!

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"toothy35" wrote:

you look fantastic cassandra!!!!!!!!!!!! what a perfect belly!!!!! i think i feel a twinge of jealousy..........LOL......are you enjoying your baby girls pregnancy??? i hope so!!!!!!!!

abby knows her colors and numbers to 20.......but when i teach lucy...i do the color/number/letter(and now we do science and a small history lesson) but we work on it all week..........have fun with it!!! no 3 yr old wants to sit still.....LOL.......and i would check into the colorblind issue.....unless you think he's just pulling your leg.....but worth asking about anyways!!!!!

Well with my 5year old it was not sitting down he learns stuff on his own. and I feel real blessed to have a child like that.. But on the other hand Chris is not like that. and sometimes its kinda hard not to compare... cause in a way you expect some of the same things to happen but now I see its not the case...
i did ask him to count earlier and he did 1-5.
So on with the colors... The thing that gets me is he watches dvd's every day with colors numbers and ABC's .. And i just don't get why he don't know any of his colors.

as far as the pregnancy .. its ok.. never been thru so much pain with my boys. she is not calm .. she is just as ansty as her brother's were now that i'm in my 7th month .
But i have 9wks or less. I really don't want anymore kids... Cause i really want to spend more time with my kids and move on to more exciting things in life besides being pregnant ( no offense to anyone) I think there is a time in life where you just Got to stop .. So BC just going to have to be my friend this time around. 4 kids is good for me. I'm going to try and enjoy this last 9weeks or less of pregnancy... and deal with Chris... he so love the idea of having a Sister... he likes to see her clothes and she move alot when she hear his voice .. Coby on the other hand I don't think she will like him cause.. he beats up on my stomach and makes her mad. LOL if i had to say Chris and Candace will be close and he will protect her.
when he put his hand on my stomach and she moves... he says " Oh No " lol Its so funny.

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Lyssa like jax has known her colors for a very long tie...she initiated it actually and ty is learing his now...he knows blue very well..lol

I would look into color blindness to

And i would have to agree to not look at him as being lazy...he doesn't wanna clean his room or find his shoes but in reality what 3 year old wants ro...mine doesnn't wamt to either but she surely isn't lazy...she's just practicing for her reenage years

As far as number she can count to 20 and beyond with a little help and she recognises her numbers icluding most double digit numbers

Like others have said..work it into your everyday life

Like going to the grocery store..lyssa likes to point out the lane numbers and numbers on the price tags...make it fun

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Rache has also known his colors for a long time and can count, more or less, to 12. It depends on the day! He doesn't recognize any numbers, but does recognize a lot of letters. And come to think of it, I've never actively worked on his numbers.

Rache also can be completely unwilling to do things himself. I'll tell him to put his shoes on, and he says, "No, you do it!" But then other days he'll put them on and be so proud he did it by himself. Three-year-olds are truly, truly such strange animals! Blum 3

I know what you mean about comparing your two sons. JB is waaayy behind where Rache was at this age in terms of her speech and her attention span. She is 15 months old and has 7 words (two just added in the last day -- yay!), whereas Rache probably had 30. And her understood language is also well behind where his was. And, what really use to bother me, for the longest time she had no interest in books. Rache, at this age, was sitting though long books with complicated stories (I remember him loving Ferdinand the Bull at about 12 months), whereas JB some nights before bed can't even get through Goodnight Moon! Her interest is growing, but I still sometimes think, "Come ON....this is a book for infants! Is she behind?" It's impossible not to compare, but kids do develop at such different speeds and have such different strengths. I have to remind myself of that a lot!

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All kids are different when it comes to learning. My first two have completely different learning styles. One has a learning style that is much more geared toward traditional school learning, and the other is very hands on and is able to do some amazing art work, but it takes more effort for her to learn the traditional schoolish (numbers, letters, etc) type stuff. Both kids are extremely bright, BUT it would appear, because of their learning styles, that one is much "slower" to catch on. Try not to get too worked up about it. Just work with him for 5 minutes here and there throughout your day. Also, FWIT, my mom teaches preschool to 2 and 3 year olds, and not all of her 3 year olds each year know there colors. While it is common for most kids to know them by that age, it is also perfectly normal if they don't know them yet!

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"Cassandra83" wrote:

In general He is Lazy ( I didn't mean as far as learning ) ... he don't like looking for his shoes, he don't like cleaning his room... he wan't ppl to do stuff for him. but i get what Your saying i just know it will take a bit more with him as far as learning.. My brother has a disability and i know what my mom went through .. I Hope its not the problem.. but it make me sad the most of the kids on her know their colors and My son Don't. My 5year old knew all this stuff at 2.5 years old and Chris is 3 , I know he is different from his brother but i worries me a lot. his attention Span is very short.. he has a problem just sitting still for more than 2min. ok enough it makes me want to cry just knowing my son could have a problem Sad

But i appreciate it .. cause i'll be making him a doc appt. to see if there is really a issue

I wouldnt worry too much. Wyatt, at 3, could have cared less about learning anything he needed to. It meant sitting still. He learned animals, tractors (whose kid knows that tractor is an excavator and not just a plain tractor? MINE). I know the short attention span. Teach him when you have his attention, but when you lose it move on to something else. Because if he is like Wyatt it is like talking to a brick wall when he isnt interested.

Does he want to learn about stuff that he likes or is interested in?

Now at 5 he is picking it up so fast. It is amazing at what he is wanting to learn now. I worried too, like you, that he wasnt smart or had a disability or he was just lazy. He was just so so busy with what he wanted to do and what I wanted him to learn wasnt important to him at the time.

DH is blue green color blind. There is a test that they gave wyatt at the kinder registration that had photos in colored dots. The background was red or orange or yellow and the object was in blue or green, and then the next card was completely different colors and shapes and he had to point out the object and tell what it was. I cannot remember if they did this for cheyenne or not. Real simple little test, but not sure what age the give this test.

Cheyenne will count with me and I hear her in her room she likes 8-14 alot and skips thru the rest. 8-9-10 are the most repeated. She knows blue really well, but gets other colors mixed up. I am sure when I tackle the list of stuff Wyatt has to know before kinder starts, she will pick it right up.

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Cute belly!

Cyrus knows his colors and can count to 20, (and further if you ask "what's after 20? what's after 21? etc) As mentioned by some others, and I think really helps, ..we are constantly asking him questions about what color things are, how many of things there are, etc.

I know for us, we spent a lot more time with Cyrus on things than we have been able to with Rocco. Granted the second, third kids will also learn from their sibs, but I have to catch myself a lot of the time and try to remember to play those same learning 'games' with Rocco.

Back in the day Cyrus mixed up red and green a lot and I worried he might be color blind. He's not. And I hope Chris isn't either.

PS. Kristi - Cyrus knows his tractors like that too. And will correct you if you call something by the wrong name. LOL

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"pollo_la" wrote:

All kids are different when it comes to learning. My first two have completely different learning styles. One has a learning style that is much more geared toward traditional school learning, and the other is very hands on and is able to do some amazing art work, but it takes more effort for her to learn the traditional schoolish (numbers, letters, etc) type stuff. Both kids are extremely bright, BUT it would appear, because of their learning styles, that one is much "slower" to catch on. Try not to get too worked up about it. Just work with him for 5 minutes here and there throughout your day. Also, FWIT, my mom teaches preschool to 2 and 3 year olds, and not all of her 3 year olds each year know there colors. While it is common for most kids to know them by that age, it is also perfectly normal if they don't know them yet!

Thanks for this

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"kristimcw" wrote:

I wouldnt worry too much. Wyatt, at 3, could have cared less about learning anything he needed to. It meant sitting still. He learned animals, tractors (whose kid knows that tractor is an excavator and not just a plain tractor? MINE). I know the short attention span. Teach him when you have his attention, but when you lose it move on to something else. Because if he is like Wyatt it is like talking to a brick wall when he isnt interested.

Does he want to learn about stuff that he likes or is interested in?

Now at 5 he is picking it up so fast. It is amazing at what he is wanting to learn now. I worried too, like you, that he wasnt smart or had a disability or he was just lazy. He was just so so busy with what he wanted to do and what I wanted him to learn wasnt important to him at the time.

Chris is that way he do what he want to do, when he want to do it . yesterday I asked him his name and he said nothing... 2 hours later i asked him he said Christopher. As i can see he do stuff on his own time and it kinda frustrates me.. cause when he wants to play or read a book. I'm laying down resting from cleaning up after them all day.
i try to put him down for nap before Coby cause Chris would wake up 1st and then I'll try and give my all my attention and he don't wan't it. then Coby wakes up then he wan'ts to play and have me read to him. I do that cause Coby does not like people getting close to me. not even my husband. Its hard sometimes trying to teach kids . I could not imagine working and not being here and knowing whats going on with my kids. if i had to yes I would work.

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Love the cute belly pic. Biggrin

Jayden knows his colors, and will count to about 14, but will go further if I press him.
Kids at this age do have a very short attention span...so try not to worry too much. Just keep playing and learning at the same time. He will get it.

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"I LOVE YOU" wrote:

Cute belly!

Cyrus knows his colors and can count to 20, (and further if you ask "what's after 20? what's after 21? etc) As mentioned by some others, and I think really helps, ..we are constantly asking him questions about what color things are, how many of things there are, etc.

I know for us, we spent a lot more time with Cyrus on things than we have been able to with Rocco. Granted the second, third kids will also learn from their sibs, but I have to catch myself a lot of the time and try to remember to play those same learning 'games' with Rocco.

Back in the day Cyrus mixed up red and green a lot and I worried he might be color blind. He's not. And I hope Chris isn't either.

PS. Kristi - Cyrus knows his tractors like that too. And will correct you if you call something by the wrong name. LOL

ditto this....same here....i had much more time to sit with lyssa than i have now to sit with either one of them if that makes sense...and i too try hard to remember to sit and do it with both of them...it helps now that ty is a lil older and he actually initiates it by bringing me things and trying to tell me the color and what not so that helps remind too!!!

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C has also known his colors for quite a long time - before he was a year old.

Numbers are one of his favorite things. He can count to 100. He can get to 30 with no help but after that each time he gets to a set of 10s ie 40, 50, 60, he sometimes needs help remembering what he's on but once you start him in on that series (like 40) he knows the pattern...41, 42, 43, etc...

C is just one of those kids who loves to learn things. He asks a lot of questions and wants to know as much as can. I'd say he's a lot like his dad in that way. Smile