10 Ridiculous but Amazing Things You Need to Know About Your Preschoolers
Kids have the power to amaze us every day, don’t they? In their honor, we have gathered some fascinating things about them that you probably never heard before. Here are ten incredible facts about preschoolers and toddlers that you did not know yet:
1. How many questions do preschoolers ask in one day?
On average, a 4-year-old asks 437 questions in one day! We know that you probably have been amazed or stressed by the questions asked by the little ones in the past. Some of them may indeed repeat themselves, but it’s only because the memory of the little ones is expanding slowly at such age. The most common question asked by a 4-year-old is “Why?”
2. The power of a kid’s voice
The voice of a 3-year-old boy is stronger than that of 200 adults gathered in a restaurant. Therefore, you would better think twice before not giving your little one his favorite toy. Otherwise, his voice will definitely be heard by your neighbors and even by citizens walking on the street.
3. The TV acts as an analgesic
The TV acts as a natural analgesic for preschoolers. However, specialists recommend that you limit the time your child can spend on TV to a maximum of 3 hours per day. If you allow him more than that, there is a risk of limiting social interaction, which can later cause issues such as anxiety and social isolation. Try to spend as much time as possible with the little ones, and this will be good for his eyes as well!
4. They can easily break their arms
Until the age of 6, children are highly exposed to the risk of breaking or burning their arms. Therefore, make sure to carefully watch the little one when he is trying to go for a run or when he is going into the kitchen. Accidents can help adults as well, but they are way worse when they happen to children due to their fragility.
5. A toddler stops growing up when he catches a cold
As incredible as it may sound, medical experts confirm it. Preschoolers will simply halts growing when suffering from a cold or flu. This happens as the body’s red and white blood cells focus on repairing damaged tissues instead of supporting the creation of new ones. Therefore, you’d better make sure that the little one doesn’t stay cold for long!
6. A preschooler can go a very long distance
A child can travel a distance similar to that of 29 football pitches in just one day. Experts agree that a regular child takes 176 steps per minute. Therefore, if you ever wondered why your kid could go on and on while you get tired, here is the secret. If you want to get close to his performance, then you would better start some fitness training, which will increase your endurance in the long run.
7. His birth date is the same as nine other million kids!
Regardless of the birthplace, a child will have the same birthday as nine other million children around the world. Many people will exclaim “Wow!” while reading this statistic, yet it’s perfectly logical if we come to think over 7 billion people are living on Earth.
8. They grow faster during spring
Preschoolers grow twice as fast in spring compared to autumn although in the second season they gain weight. Therefore, if you go in a long vacation or work trip in winter and return in summer, you will be quite amazed by how much your little one has grown in the meanwhile. Similarly, if you go on a long vacation during summer and return during winter, you may be amazed to see your child with a bigger weight. However, more aspects need to be taken into account here, including metabolism and physical traits.
9. Preschoolers laugh. A lot!
Six-year-old children laugh for an average of 300 times a day. An adult only laughs 60 times per day, on average. Therefore, we have something to learn from the little ones when it comes to well-being. Laughing has therapeutic effects for the body and mind, so we must resort to it as often as possible if we want to develop harmoniously. If you have a 6-year old child that rarely laughs, this may signify a psychological issue.
10. Children born in May are a bit fatter than the others
Children born in May generally weigh about 200 grams more than those born in other months. Statistics confirm this aspect, yet the cause of this unusual fact is not known. However, it’s known that a kid that is neither too fat nor too skinny is a healthy one, so you should be happy about that!
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