Learning New Language
Created by Updated on Oct 04, 2014
Hi All, I need help. We stay in USA; my kids already speaking 3 languages Marathi, English & Hindi also at school little Spanish. I read kids can learn up to 6 languages so can I teach him German too? or it will be too much?
| Oct 04, 2014
Mukta Kulkarni - hi! In a recent research, its been found that children can learn as many as 11 languages in the early years. You are doing a great thing by providing multiple language learning stimulus for your child. Introducing a 4th language is a good next step.
| Oct 04, 2014
Hi Mukta! I agree with Nitin! Teaching up to 4 languages within first 5 years of life is a wise thing to do as child's brain is very receptive and primed to learn more than 2 languages. Multilinguistic children are more perceptive and intellectually more flexible. Make sure child keeps getting reinforcement in all the languages to be fluent in all.
| Oct 06, 2014
Mukta Kulkarni - look up on rosseta stone and many other tools available which are interactive and day-to-day waysof introducing the language. Conversin in that language with children of similar age group would be awesome at a little later stage.
| Oct 07, 2014
Mukta Kulkarni This is a great initiative indeed. Research shows more the languages a child knows, the better the brain works because the brain has to process so much more and hence remains alert and active--and even in old age, senility can be delayed by this. If the child picks up the new language easily and without stress, then go ahead and do not stop him.