A 3 year old genius girl was accepted into Mensa. The doctors who tested Alexis said she tested so high, they couldn’t even calculate her IQ score. They say she is smarter than 99.9% of the world. Alexis started reading at two and taught herself Spanish via her parents’ iPad.
Children belonging to the Moken tribe of Thailand have perfect vision underwater. They do is by constricting their pupils and changing their lens shape, just like dolphins and seals. They use this ability to hunt for fish, clam and shells to eat. This skill can be acquired, when exposed to underwater environment enough at an early age – before ~5 years.
The Stubborn Children Law (repealed in 1973) enacted by Massachusetts Bay Colony (1646), Connecticut (1650), Rhode Island (1668), and New Hampshire (1679), allowed a disobedient son “of sufficient years and understanding” (at least 16) to be put to death.
1 in 3 children can use a tablet before they can speak, a survey found.
Childhood Amnesia is the inability of adults to recall memories before the age of two to four years.
According to a study, children that have been exposed to family violence show much of the same brain activity as soldiers that have been in combat.
CBS created a show called Kid Nation (2007), where 40 kids ages 8-15 spent 40 days without direct adult supervision in a ghost town where they had to create a sustainable community.
There is a cafe in Amsterdam where children cook and serve. Kinderkookkafé is a family restaurant that is run entirely by children: they cook, serve, bring the bill and wash up, all with a little help from adults. Parents leave their children in the afternoon and when they come back, they try what the children have prepared.
Couples who are more educated, have higher incomes, are less religious, and not subscribe to traditional gender roles or conventional roles are less likely to have children.