Should your child learn another language while they’re young?
Although the answer, “yes” may seem the obvious choice, you may be wondering why language learning is important. We all know the advances of technology make the world smaller, and it’s much easier to connect with family, friends, individuals and businesses across the world. In fact, international exchange is a key part of life. Even though we may think it’s something that doesn’t impact us, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
As parents of Chapter 1 Daycare already know, one of our key missions is to give children the best foundation in life, helping them get ahead, and stay head. One of the ways we do that is through our language learning program. While being able to speak more than one language is a cool factor among children and adults, there are actually several benefits.
According to an article published by The Atlantic, becoming multi-lingual has many perks when it comes to kids’ cognitive abilities. Benefits include the ability to focus on important information and to be more perspective. In fact, multilinguals have:
- Higher standardized test scores
- A better capacity for retaining information
- Avoid linguistic traps when it comes to spelling and grammar
All of these help when it comes to educational experience and moving to the top of the class. But what other benefits does language learning include?
Due to the nature of learning another language, children who know more two to three languages are able to make more level-headed decisions. Additionally, a decrease in dementia is a known result, as well as better social skills, including self-expression and cultural understanding. And, as an added bonus, multilinguals have higher potential salaries. Taking these factors into consideration, language learning is immensely beneficial to the educational and social aspects of life, and comes into play in the formal workplace.
When is the best time to learn a new language?
According to Science Daily, the best time for a child to learn a new language is when they are a toddler. In the beginning stages, kids are already starting to learn new words. This is the best time to introduce a second language and keep them learning both at the same time. But, in order to keep your child from losing their new language, they need to study it. This is where language learning at a young age comes into play. Instead of waiting until your child is in middle school, high school or even college, enroll your kid in a daycare that provides language learning and give them the best start in life.
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