No worry of future, no dreams of tomorrow, living life at its best with forgetful sorrows, sacrificing wishes, tears of love and joy………That time…… just flew off………..
When we talk about good old days it’s not that the present days are not good, it’s just that our way of looking at them has changed. Living in the moment and feeling happy with the little we have as we did in childhood is what gives happiness. Probably it was the feeling of being loved by parents, teachers and so many others that make the most influential contribution to childhood happiness. Long after the memories of toys, gifts, test scores fade; the feelings of trust, comfort, reassurance and love remain….
The listed facts will help you to know more about the Undiscovered Magical Facts of Childhood.
Fact 1 —The Interaction between Genes and Certain Environmental Factors Can Influence How a Child Develops
Genes and environmental factors each exert their own influence, but they also can come together to affect a child’s development. For example, a child’s genes might dictate that he’ll be quite tall, but if he doesn’t get the right nutrients while he’s growing he may not reach his full height.
Fact 2—Problems during the Prenatal Period Can Impact Later Childhood Development
Before pregnancy and during, there are many things a mom-to-be and her partner can do to help make sure their baby develops normally in the womb and after she/he is born. This includes staying away from teratogens (things that could harm a developing fetus) such as drugs and other toxins and taking care to avoid diseases that could put a child at risk of potential health problems
Fact 3 —Selective Hearing
Babies and young kids, both have a hard time figuring out and separating background noises from voices speaking. At times you see a toddler not responding to being called, it’s not that he is ignoring being called but it is because he is dealing with the challenge of dealing with response skills.
Fact 4—-At birth, a baby’s vision is very blurry
When your baby is born, his eyesight is somewhere around 20/2400. He can only see clearly about a foot away. So get in close and talk to him. Provide black and white objects for him to see up close. He loves to see new things and it’s very important for his visual development, but they need to be near him. By the time he is 6 months, he is able to see at 20/20.
Fact 5–The Way Parents and Other Caregivers Talk to Children Plays an important Role in Language Development
Baby talk, also known as infant-directed speech has shown to help kids learn to talk and use language. Simplified vocabulary, exaggerated vocalizations and a high pitched voice help babies learn words with greater speed and ease.
Fact 6–A child can organize information in their memory starting at age 7
Your younger child will be able to remember things, but starting at age 6 he can use strategies for learning to memorize. At age 7, he can then use patterns and other tricks to help him to remember that information better—— just like on a test day!
Fact 7–Need A Conscience
The idea of right and wrong are two concepts that a child does not understand, when under the age of one. So punishing a young one who doesn’t understand these concepts is pointless.
Fact 8 —Your child probably won’t remember anything before the age of 3
Before the age of three, child’s memory recorder isn’t fully operational. So the memories
probably don’t even make it in there. What your baby learns definitely has a positive impact on his development but he probably just won’t remember them.
Thus if you carry your childhood with you, you will never feel old. Looking back and sharing happy memories will make you smile.