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10 facts about toddlers that will blow your mind!

Guiding your toddler through the most rapid development of their life is an exciting challenge! Here are 10 interesting facts about toddlers.

Did you know that from birth to three years of age, a child’s brain is developing at a rate faster than any other time of their life? In fact, according to researchers, by the time they are three years old, a child has formed 1000 trillion brain connections – this is twice as many as adults have!

Toddlers are like little sponges: they’re always hungry for more information and curious about the world around them. Now it’s your turn to be the smarty pants and learn a few amazing facts about toddlers that you might not have known, that may even help you understand why they do what they do.

  1. Every day, the average two-year-old adds about five new words to his or her repertoire.
  2. The majority of one-year-olds are ambidextrous, which means they use both hands equally. By the age of two or three, your youngster will have developed a preference for his left or right hand. This will be the right hand in approximately 90% of children.
  3. A toddler takes 176 steps per minute on average.
  4. Shapes that resemble the human face appeal to toddlers.
  5. The stomach of a toddler is typically the size of a small fist.
  6. Your toddler was born with approximately 100 billion brain cells, which build networks in his brain during the toddler years, allowing him to develop memory and independent thought.
  7. Even if he pretends he can’t hear you at times, your toddler’s hearing is far superior to yours. Because of age and noise pollution, a toddler’s new ears are significantly better at picking up higher frequencies than yours, sounds that older ears have tuned out or can no longer hear.
  8. In a restaurant, a three-year-old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults.
  9. A four-year-old child asks 437 questions every day on average.
  10. The bacteria on your toddler’s high chair are 1500 times higher than those on his potty.

 

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