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What Is The Importance of Teaching Multiple Languages to Your Child?

Sugandha Tiwari
1 to 3 years

Created by Sugandha Tiwari
Updated on Feb 13, 2020

What Is The Importance of Teaching Multiple Languages to Your Child
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Children who are exposed to multiple languages at a young age have a much easier time processing and remembering the information. Your child’s brain at a young age is super sharp and flexible to absorb stimulus from the environment around. Their brain is constantly learning things at the subconscious level. They do not have to put much effort and get into the complexities of learning rules of language. They just associate words with their meanings along with visuals.

Children at a young age are explorers and fearless. They literally do not know what is humor, what is right or wrong, what is funny, they don’t know what are mistakes or what is perfection, what is a dialect or what is an accent? Thereby, they unabashedly play with language and express themselves. They enjoy learning it in the true sense. All these are key reasons why their learning capacity reaches its full potential and grasps language smoothly in comparison to adults. So, at that time it will be much easier for your child to learn the second language.

Benefits Of Learning A Different Languages

Knowing more than one language will always be very fruitful. Here's how you can teach your child the importance of knowing multiple languages and help them learn more from the very start...

  1. It will grow your child’s brain

    Introducing your child to learn another language at this stage will really create a tremendous opportunity for his/her brain to grow and expand like clay ready to absorb anything
  2. Improves the ability to grasp the native language

    It will increase the chances of improving your child’s ability to grasp his/her own native language
  3. Strengthens creativity and imagination

    One of the surprising ways of nurturing your child’s creativity and imagination skills is by introducing him/her to learning a second language
  4. Sharpens memory

    Learning a new language enables the brain to work faster and better with improved memory. Learning a new structure familiarizes the mind with new vocabulary and rules
  5. Better problem solving and critical thinking skills

    There are numerous studies that reveal language learning is more cognitive than linguistic. It trains your child’s mind in thinking critically and using his/her problem-solving abilities along with decision making
  6. Academic performance improves

    With cognitive abilities becoming sharper in other areas, automatically the scope of academic performance improves
  7. Confident personality

    As the brain starts getting trained and other mental faculties become more powerful, your child’s personality will become far more confident
  8. Culturally aware and enriched

    If your child is exposed to learning a new language from the early years, he/she will have a more richer knowledge of his/her culture, traditions, festivals, places and people
  9. Improved reading and comprehension

    Learning a new language in a formal structured manner will make your child’s reading and comprehension abilities better
  10. Able to make more friends from different cultures

    If your child has learned a second language he/she will have the opportunity to interact with people from that culture and expand on his/her circle of friends later during cross-cultural programs organized by schools or otherwise. It will also allow him/her to learn about other culture, traditions, etc. and their styles of communication
  11. Wonderful for gifted children

    It is a great extracurricular activity for your gifted child. It will keep his/her mind motivated, focussed and stimulated. It will also ensure that they remain enthusiastic

 

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This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

1. leadwithlanguages.org › Why Learn Languages - Lead with Languages
2. idc.edu › Why Learning Multiple Languages Is Important - IDC
3. cla.auburn.edu › Twenty-five Reasons to Study Foreign Languages - CLA

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| Feb 13, 2020

Anu language classes in Gurgaon for a 6 yr old??

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| Sep 08, 2019

my son 1 year and 7 months old but he didn't speak he just say mama baba and 3,4 words more what can we do ?

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| Sep 07, 2019

It cud be because of your child's shyness may be

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| Feb 22, 2018

my daughter is three years old.... and she have to deal with 5 languages.. she is active at home and acadamic performance is also good.... but she speaks less in front of other... is it due to too many languages????

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| Feb 22, 2018

this is precisely the reason why 3rd language is being introduced earlier these days in school. very useful info.

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