One of Maya's favourite topics at the moment is colours. She wants to know the names of colours as well as what colour things are.
I was feeling pretty confident about this particular topic. I am good at naming colours.
"What colour is this?" Maya would ask, pointing to a red car.
"Red", I'd say.
"What colour is this?" Maya would ask, pointing to a green leaf.
"Green", I'd say.
Until Maya asked "What colour is this?", pointing to her nose.
"Oh ummm.. errrrr.. skin coloured??"
Is skin colour a colour?
And then there are all those shades of colours out there that are a combination of tones, like well "greeny, reddy, browny coloured" or "bluey, purpley, black coloured".
Hmm.. identifying colours is harder than I thought.