Identifying Colors: Real World vs. Electronics

Ginny Cruz

How many shades of green has God created? How about blue? When I was a child, we loved to color and took our time selecting the correct shade. Did we want yellow green or granny smith apple green? Would cornflower blue be the color or maybe we’d choose periwinkle?

Funny thing is, I can still smell those crayons. My mind still feels the coolness of the wax and recalls how difficult it was to peel back the paper without tearing it all the way off. We had to leave the paper on to remember the color, ’cause we had one of those big boxes of 64.

I evaluate a lot of young children and if they’re 2ish or 3ish, we identify basic colors. Here’s what often happens:

Mom will report, “She knows her colors because she plays those games on the iPad.” Then the evaluator will place four small squares…

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