Magazine article Montessori Life

Did You Know?

Magazine article Montessori Life

Did You Know?

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In the United States,

Every 22 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.

Every 35 seconds a baby is born into poverty.

Every 38 seconds a baby is born to a mother who is not a high school graduate.

Every 51 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.

Every minute a baby is born to a teen mother.

Every 2 minutes a baby is born at low birthweight.

Every 4 minutes a baby is born to a mother who received late or no prenatal care.

Every 19 minutes a baby dies before his first birthday.

Every day a mother dies in childbirth.

www.childrensdefense.org. Retrieved December 18, 2005.

The longer a child looks at a television screen, the less likely he is to look away. Children are least vulnerable to distraction when engaged in long looks at television. This research led to the theory of attentional inertia, which states that the longer a viewer looks at the television screen, the higher the probability is of that look continuing (Anderson, Choi & Lorch, 1987). …

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