We've been working on colors with Hallie for a while now. It is unclear whether she just plain doesn't know them, or is unwilling to demonstrate her knowledge of them. She almost never answers correctly if you ask her what color something is, and when playing a game involving colors that Devin made up she never seems to "get it".
I wasn't too worried. She's still young, right? Then I realized all her friends who are younger than her knew their colors. Ah well, each in their own time. I'm sure she knows things that they don't know, and it will all even out and be fine.
I loved Teddy Ruxpin when I was a kid. I have a whole stack of my Teddy Ruxpin books from when I was a child on the bookshelf in Hallie's room. She has recently discovered the delight that is Teddy Ruxpin. On the front inside flap of each book the characters are portrayed. Mudblup, Gutang, Grunge, Bounders, Tweeg, you get the picture. Strange looking creatures with strange names. Names it would be fairly reasonable to assume your child had never heard before. She had me read them to her. Then she wanted me to read them through again.
After hearing them four times she said it was her turn. She named them all perfectly. So my doubts about her intelligence are now put at rest. She can recite a list of 13 characters, all of whom look strange and have strange names after only hearing the list 4 times. That is something that many adults would struggle doing. (Ever tried repeating a list of 13 words in a foreign language after only hearing it four times?)
And yet, of the colors that she sees every single day and has heard people referring to every day since the day she was born, "The light turned green, honey." "Should I wear the brown shirt, or the blue one?" "Oh, look at the pretty pink flowers!" etc. she has seemingly no recognition.
So, am I completely irrational for wondering if she is color blind?
This is Grubby.
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