Did You Know…

Fun and informative facts about infants and toddlers.  I will continue to add to this list, so check back!

  • Developmentally, the first three years of a child’s life are the most crucial. They grow and learn the fastest when they receive attention, affection, and stimulation.  
  • It can take seven times introducing your child to a new food before they will try or like it.
  • Two-year olds are more active than at any other point in their lives. (Does this really surprise anyone? ;-))
  • Reading to your child at any age will increase their knowledge.
  • At birth, a baby’s brain is 10% of their total body weight. An adult’s is 2%.
  • Babies who learn baby sign develop richer vocabulary and greater confidence in language when they are older than their non-signing peers.
  • Encouraging children to play and explore helps them develop socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

One thought on “Did You Know…

  1. Yes, I did know most of these, and as an educator, I can tell what other parents knew this and which ones don’t. Baby sign language was something I had never heard of until I had Joey (my late in life baby!) and he learned if very quickly and was able to communicate with me before he was able to verbalize. It was awesome. I believe that the greatest gift a parent can give their child is the time spent reading to them everyday, and never talking down to their level but having them talk up to your level. Enjoy your posts!!

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