This generation of children is not scared at all! sigh!
Children ask an average of 300 questions daily, very inquisitive little human beings! Girls aged four are the most curious, asking 390 questions per day – averaging a question every one minute 56 seconds of their waking day, Daily Mail reported.
Funniest thing happened this morning. My four year old asked me why I didn’t have a beard like her dad. It is simply amazing how their mind works.
From an early age, children desire to understand the world around them. Rather than get irritated by their endless questions, Parents should nurture and encourage this curiosity. Asking questions is an effective way of gaining knowledge and insight.
What’s responsible for this curiosity? It is the rapid brain growth in early childhood. In fact, 90% of brain growth occurs in the first five years of life.2 both nature, and nurture3 govern just about every aspect of a child’s brain development this includes those extra classes we pay so much for, after school lessons, and even educational toys or games. Life, on the other hand, is what the child possesses innately. Both inherited and what he eats. Yes, nutrition also plays a vital role in the mental not just physical development of your child.
Certain nutrients help build up the brain. For example, DHA, which is an essential omega three fatty acid found in the brain. DHA supports developmental milestones such as speech, learning, and thinking. Children need a minimum of 100mg of DHA per day. However, most of the time their regular diet contains insufficient DHA. A typical daily diet of a child comprises Bread/Cereal (0mg of DHA), 1 Egg (14mg), Rice (0mg), Vegetable (0mg), Tuna fish (41mg) and chicken (21mg). Based on this, the approximate amount of DHA is 76mg of DHA 4 which is insufficient.
So supplement your child’s diet with Peak 456 which is specially formulated for children aged 4-6 years old. It contains DHA and other vital nutrients that support your child’s continuing brain development and physical growth
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- KIDS ASK HOW MANY QUESTIONS PER DAY?! Published 4th August, 2013. Available on: http://www.kindynews.com/blog/kids-ask-how-many-questions-per-da. Accessed on 13th August, 2016
- Cobb NJ, 2001. The child, infants, children and adolescents. LA: Mayfield Publishing Company.
- Greatwood / Canyon Gate Day Care: How do Nature and Nurture Affect Brain Development? Available on: http://www.kidsrkidsgreatwood.com/greatwood-canyon-gate-day-care-how-do-nature-and-nurture-affect-brain-development Accessed on 13th August, 2016
- De Souza, A. S., Fernandes, F. S., and Do Carmo, M. G. Effects of maternal malnutrition and postnatal nutritional rehabilitation on brain fatty acids, learning, and memory. Nutr. Rev. 2011;69:132-144.