KidsView  | The Adventist Review for kids and those who always will be kids at heart | August 2017

Fun Facts About: Learning

Since most of you are back to school this month, we are happy to bring you some cool facts about your brains and how you learn. Wishing you a wonderful new school year!

 

  • Kids who are left-handed or ambidextrous (who can use either hand to write), have a corpus collosum that is about 11 percent larger than right-handed kids. The corpus collosum is that part of the brain that allows communicaton between the two halves of the brain.

 

  • The human brain continues to grow until about age 18.

 

  • Kids who are speak more than one language before age of 5 actually have different brain structures than kids who know only one language.

 

  • When kids learn new things, their brains actually change. These changes can show up in as little as seven days.

 

  • Kids who take music lessons show an increased ability to learn.

 

  • You have a better memory when you connect things together. Learning how to connect things helps kids to remember better. 

 

  • Children in stimulating environments have a 25 percent greater ability to learn.

 

  • London taxi drivers are famous for knowing streets by heart. These drivers have a larger-than-normal hippocampus. As people memorize information, their hippocampus, that part of the brain that stores long-term memories, keeps growing.