As adults, we are always making sure we are teaching our children. We focus on manners, homework, social skills and everyday life’s lessons. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” a lesson in keeping us healthy. We “learn something new every day” making us wiser. As we get older, we start to watch our diets more closely and we exercise to prevent heart disease. We do brain games and read books to prevent Alzheimer’s. So, for today and for us adults, it is “learn something new” day and the focus is on children. Here are just a few fun facts about kids, and don’t worry there is no quiz.
- A 4-year-old child asks an average of 437 questions per day.
- A child’s kneecap is made of cartilage and does not turn bony until the age of 3-years.
- It is the father’s genes that tend to determine the height of their child, while the mother’s determine their weight.
- Both boys and girls in England and New England in the 1600s wore dresses until they were about 7-years-old.
- Children under 6-years-old are at the greatest risk for crushing or burning injuries of the hand.
- The average age children begin to use a microwave is 7-years-old.
- A 3-year-old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.
- Watching television can act as a natural painkiller for children.
- In order to keep them hairless throughout their lives, the children of wealthy families in ancient Greece were dipped in olive oil at birth.
There you have it. Hopefully you have learned something new today and can focus on what you will learn tomorrow.