‘Collin, which one do you want?? The blue or green one??’ I asked. ‘The New Holland one’, he replied. ‘What color is that cup you are holding??’ ‘Oh, um, John Deere.’ Can you tell we live on a farm??
How do you teach a 5 year old child his colors?? We have tried many, many things…
He now knows that orange is just that ‘Orange‘. I got that one to stick by using this method-
We did a rainbow of colors, using mostly toys. I tried using the ‘New Holland’ and ‘John Deere’ tractors the same way, but they are not an orange orange. So they just don’t ‘click’. Now he uses ‘New Holland’ and ‘John Deere’ to tell those two colors apart.
‘Hey, Dad. Which cow had the calf??’ ‘Number 43.’ ‘Is that the dark or light one?’ ‘The black one, it’s dark.’ Yes, he even uses ‘lights’ and ‘darks’ to tell us which one it is.