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Fun facts to share with children

Fun facts to share with children

August 12

Fun facts refer to a trivia that is entertaining and interesting, observed in a humorous and cold way.

Fun facts contain different types of information that are short and simple for children to remember, which allow them to learn more about the world they live in.

Where to find fun facts?

Interesting facts can be found in books and online platforms.

Non-fictional books contain information about different and unusual facts of things in real life. Children will learn more about the world around them, understand how and why living things exist. The books listed below offer fun facts about the world.

  1. What’s Weird on Earth

  2. Perfectly Peculiar Plants

  3. Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World Most Adventurous Kid

  4. Absolutely Everything!: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention: 1

  5. The Book of Comparisons: Sizing up the world around you

  6. Who Are You Calling Weird?: A Celebration of Weird & Wonderful Animals

  7. Real-life Mysteries: Can you explain the unexplained? (Real Life Book 1)

  8. The Clue is in the Poo: And Other Things Too

  9. Literally: Amazing Words and Where they Come From: 1

  10. FACTopia!: Follow the Trail of 400 Facts [Britannica]

  11. Britannica First Big Book of Why: Why can't penguins fly? Why do we brush our teeth? Why does popcorn pop? The ultimate book of answers for kids who need to know WHY!

  12. Listified!: Britannica’s 300 lists that will blow your mind.

Online platforms may offer interesting and lesser known facts that are child-friendly.

  1. The fact site offers different types of fun facts that children can choose to learn.

  2. contains fun facts and quizzes that children can test their knowledge against.

  3. Space Facts show factual information about science, history, and space.

  4. Today I Found Out display stories and explanations on things that a child may not know.

  5. Fact Retriever offers fun facts about various topics.

Fun facts come from various types of topics.

As for children, parents are highly recommended to talk and share about facts that they can understand easily. The topics below may interest them and provide information for their future studies.

  1. Space

  2. Food

  3. History

  4. Weather

  5. Animal

  6. Sports

  7. Human body

What are the fun facts about space?

Reliable facts about space can be found on the website of National Geographic Kids.

  1. The Sun is deemed as an average star in the solar system. It is found that 1 million Earths can fit in the sun.

  2. Earth was believed as the only planet with liquid water. However, NASA found traces of water existing in Mars.

  3. Flying a plane to Pluto from Earth will take more than 800years.

  4. There is no solid surface within Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Therefore, none shall walk on those planets.

  5. The number of stars in the universe exceeds the amount of grains of sand on Earth (minimum of a billion trillion).

What are the fun facts of food?

Science Facts offer factual information about food for children. It includes tips and tricks for cooking.

  1. More than 2000 types of plants are used for food cultivation.

  2. The sweet potato is not a potato. It is a root vegetable.

  3. A type of gas is released once onions are cut. The person will tear up and to reduce and remove the build up of irritation from the gas.

  4. Pumpkin seeds are considered as fruit, despite pumpkin being labelled as vegetables.

  5. The strawberry is the only fruit that has its seeds outside.

Various fascinating facts about history are documented on the website of National Geographic Kids.

  1. Romulus, the first king of the Romans, founded Rome in 753BC.

  2. Gods in Greek are believed to live in a cloud palace on Mount Olympus.

  3. The inventions of the telephone, motorcar, typewriter, bicycle and moving film changed the lives of the Victorian in Britain.

  4. In Old Norse language, “Viking” refers to “a pirate raid”.

  5. The largest amphitheatre in the world is the Colosseum, located in Rome.

What are the fun facts of weather?

Children may refer to facts about the weather to learn more about the changes that may occur. For example:

  1. Cricket’s chirps can be used to tell the weather.

  2. 2,000 thunderstorms are recorded to be raining down Earth every minute.

  3. Raindrops can form the size of a housefly, and fall with a speed of 30 km per hour.

  4. When frogs makes a lot of noise, it can be an indicator that rain is coming.

  5. Sea creatures may fall from the sky when waterspouts or columns of rotating air over water occurs.

What are the fun facts of animals?

Wildlife fun facts range from majestic mammals, soaring birds to amazing sea creatures and insects. It includes rare species of animals, reptiles, and other marine lives.

The facts may teach children to understand certain animals are vulnerable, and how they can help to preserve the species.

  1. The largest cat in the world is a Tiger, which can weight up to 363 kg and 3.3 meters.

  2. Honey bees can fly at a speed of 25 km per hour, beating their wings two hundred times per second.

  3. Great White Sharks are considered a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List due to illegal hunting and threats of human activities.

As the Great White Sharks are the top of the food chain, they do not have many predators.

  1. Ocean pollution (Plastic bags, oil spills, etc) are causing health issues to turtles and destroying their habitat.

  2. The largest animal in the world is a blue whale, weighing up to 130,000 kg and with the length over 30 meters longs.

What are the fun facts of sports?

Fun facts of sports educate children about sports that are lesser known to others. The information may include some unusual sports that occur around the world or in their future physical education classes.

  1. Tug of War was once an Olympic sport in 1900 to 1920.

  2. Sports have occurred in outer space. Alan Shephard hit a golf ball on the moon in 1971.

  3. Ski ballet was considered as a competitive sport, being promoted in the 1988 and 1922 Winter Olympic Games.

  4. Modern swimsuits now help swimmers to move faster in the water.

  5. There are about 8,000 sports in the world, according to the World’s Sports Encyclopedia.

What are the fun facts about human bodies?

Facts about the human body educate children about the complexity of their body, some may include scientific information.

  1. 1 litre of saliva is produced per day.

  2. Occasionally, the brain can be more active in the sleep compared to being awake.

  3. 4 kg of cells are lost every year from the human body.

  4. Babies do not cry until they are 1 month old.

  5. The left side of the lung is smaller by 10% compared to the right side of the lung.

How and when does a parent share fun facts with children?

Fun facts can be shared when the child is about to sleep, during their bedtime. The information can assist them in imagining how incredible the world is.

It can be shared during their studying period, as the random facts make the lessons and revising more bearable for them.

Research has found that complex lessons, or uninteresting lessons, tend to make children not remember what they learn.

Lessons that are interesting, fun, enjoyable and with better equipment tend to aid children in scoring well for their tests and lessons. It improves their memorization skills and the storing of new information in their brain.

I hope the information available helps you to understand more about fun facts for children and how to use this information to brighten your child’s day.

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