Bilingual brains do better and one of the reasons, paradoxically, is that they are not bound by language!
Learning another language provides mental flexibility across all domains of thought and requires the learner to adopt learning strategies that increase their cognitive development.
Because bilingual kids – and adults – integrate and organize the information of two languages, they create advantages in terms of many cognitive abilities, such as overall intelligence, creativity, analytical thinking, classification skills, problem solving, learning strategies, and thinking flexibility
Why do speakers of a second or third language have an advantage over monolingual peers, and why are children who are exposed to another early language better at problem solving, multi-tasking, communicating and even maths?
There is little doubt that learning another language, or being raised bilingually, is becoming a vital addition to any self-respecting portfolio and a skill which will propel the modern student into the more advantageous, and, let’s face it, possibly more interesting jobs.
Gone are the days when people stayed in one job for most of their lives: not only are today’s kids highly likely to change careers several times in their lives, but according to some reprts, 65% of today’s primary and preschool children will end up at a job that hasn’t been invented yet.
So we thought we would give you FIVE important reasons to support your child in becoming bilingual: