Do toddlers confuse visually similar colours when learning colour names?
Yes. When they are first learning colour words they confuse very different colours, such as red and blue. As they get more practice with colour words they tend to confuse visually similar colours, like red and pink. Is there an order in which toddlers learn colour words? Yes. Toddlers learn some colour words before others. They often find brown and grey especially difficult to learn and they tend to confuse these two colour words. At what age do toddlers learn colour words? Toddlers can usually name red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, black and white correctly by around 3 years of age but they often take a little while longer before they can name brown and grey correctly. Do caregivers use some colours words more often than others when talking to toddlers? Yes. Some colour words are used more often than others by caregivers when talking to toddlers, but often this does not predict which colour words toddlers will know. Do toddlers like certain colours over others? Yes. Both