My daughter has just turned four last week and I thought I better really work on colours with her now. I always comment on things like oh look at that cute brown dog. Do you want the pink top. Well today on the way back nursery I asked her five times what colour are the trees. First time Look at the green leaf . She took a look she knows it a leaf no probs there. I asked her what colour is it she said pink so I said no its a green leaf. 2 mins down the road saw a bush look at the leaves what colour is this leaf its blue no its a green leaf I said . We carry walking on come to a bush what colour is this leaf she looks at me dumb its green I said . Whats wrong with her five times I told her the colour is green help please any suggestions.
I wouldn't worry! If your child is steadily making progress in other areas of development then I would not be concerned. Your daughter may not be interested in reciting colours right now but remember that children are like sponges and are constantly learning! Perhaps encouraging her to play with paints and coloured pens/pencils, the creative aspect will hopefully help her to get excited about colours.
I agree with Natalie. Don't stress. When she's smart otherwise, I don't suppose there's any cause for worry. Kids also have a very short attention span. When there's something there're not interested in, they just stray away. Like Natalie said give her some activity that she'd be excited about. We've seen kids at our preschool do this all the time. Eventually they learn.
Learning by playing is the best idea to teach a child. They can be given different attractive colored toys to play. While playing ask them the color of the toys from them- when they are in a playful mood. A child learns better and quickly when they are taught in fun and interesting ways.