What Is The Importance of Teaching Multiple Languages to Your Child?
Created by Sugandha Tiwari Updated on Feb 13, 2020
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...
It will grow your child’s brainIntroducing 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
Improves the ability to grasp the native languageIt will increase the chances of improving your child’s ability to grasp his/her own native language
Strengthens creativity and imaginationOne of the surprising ways of nurturing your child’s creativity and imagination skills is by introducing him/her to learning a second language
Sharpens memoryLearning 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
Better problem solving and critical thinking skillsThere 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
Academic performance improvesWith cognitive abilities becoming sharper in other areas, automatically the scope of academic performance improves
Confident personalityAs the brain starts getting trained and other mental faculties become more powerful, your child’s personality will become far more confident
Culturally aware and enrichedIf 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
Improved reading and comprehensionLearning a new language in a formal structured manner will make your child’s reading and comprehension abilities better
Able to make more friends from different culturesIf 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
Wonderful for gifted childrenIt 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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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
| Feb 13, 2020
Anu language classes in Gurgaon for a 6 yr old??
| 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 ?
| Sep 07, 2019
It cud be because of your child's shyness may be
| 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????
| Feb 22, 2018
this is precisely the reason why 3rd language is being introduced earlier these days in school. very useful info.