R is a toddler that tends to catch on to things pretty quickly. She’s always been great at recognizing things, especially animals. So when we started working on colors and it seemed to be going nowhere Matt and I were *kind of jokingly* worried. We both have color blindness in our family, and although rare in girls it’s not impossible.
So being the determined person that I am, I wanted to keep working on colors. I made up a very simple activity. Pulled out my trusty, and rarely used, scrapbook paper in all the colors of the rainbow and used a 2.5″ hole punch to make 3 circles out of each color. Then I taped one circle of each color to the wall, in rainbow order of course (ROYGBIV anyone??).
The exciting part was next. I put tape on the back of the other circles and mixed them up so they weren’t in the same order as the ones on the wall. And guess what?!?! My little genius matched up all the colors! Very proud momma moment! We are still working on learning their names but this activity definitely made Matt and I feel much better. Plus, it’s always so exciting when your little one finally gets something you’ve been working on.
But this whole thing got me thinking….what would it be like to live without color. Our world is so vibrant and to not be able to distinguish between all of it…well I can’t even imagine. I know those who are color blind know no different but I’m definitely glad R will grow up with the ability to see all the color in the world.