Learning a Foreign Language From a Young Age

July 10th, 2017 watchmegrowdaycarecenter

Did you know that children who grow up learning a foreign language from a young age benefit tremendously? Children’s brains are able to retain a foreign language at an impressive rate.

Are you wondering whether or not your child will benefit from learning a new language at a young age? Let us help convince you:Children’s brains are able to retain a foreign language at an impressive rate.

Better linguistics

Have you ever heard of children referred to as sponges? This reference couldn’t be truer when it comes to children learning a foreign language. Children’s brains are ready to accept and learn a foreign language, even as early as three years old. Once your child reaches the ages 8-12 they will most likely lose the ability to hear and reproduce new sounds as they did when they were younger. This doesn’t mean that your child can’t learn a foreign language when they get older; it just means it will be more difficult.

Higher academic achievement

Children who know a foreign language have been shown to have better critical thinking skills, problem solving skills and are more mentally flexible. Bilingual students have also been shown to have higher math skills and higher scores on standardized tests, according to Education Corner. Learning a foreign language also enhances and improves children’s English language proficiency, contrary to popular belief.

Cultural enrichment

Learning a foreign language opens several doors that might not have been opened. Bilingual children are more likely to have a love for learning and appreciate other cultures.

Here at Watch Me Grow daycare center, we offer an introduction to Spanish to our Pre-k and Kinder-Readiness children. We believe that early exposure to a second language aids in a child’s overall cognitive development. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please don’t hesitate to call us at 716-656-8050, we look forward to speaking with you!

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