What Do You Know About Early Childhood?
It’s time for a test! Here are a few facts about young children we thought you might find fascinating. Feel free to share this blog post with parents/caregivers as well.
Did you know that…When you talk, sing and read to children existing links between brain cells are strengthened and new ones are formed?
Did you know that…Reading aloud to children is so important that pediatricians are now “prescribing” it?
Did you know that…90% of a child’s brain development is complete by age 5?
Did you know that…Play helps children reduce stress and anxiety?
Did you know that…Children who play outside are more physical, more creative , less aggressive and have better concentration?
Did you know that…An overweight 3 year old is 8 times more likely to become an overweight young adult than a normally developing 3 year old?
Did you know that…50% of babies walk within the first year but the normal range is between 9-16 months?
Did you know that…The average age for girls to be potty trained is 29 months while for boys it is 31 months?
Did you know that…Very poor children typically hear 30 million fewer words by age 3 than higher income children?
Did you know that…Children involved with music from an early age have a larger growth of neural activity in their brains?
Did you know that…Across the US, fewer than 3 in 10 four-year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality early childhood program?
Did you know that…The things you do every day make a HUGE difference in the lives of each child in your care not just now…but in the future as well?