As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, knowing more than one language is more important than ever to being a successful student and member of the workforce. Here are just a few reasons to encourage your child to learn a second language and to seek a child care center that promotes this education:
- Children’s brains can learn new languages quickly and easily. When children are young, their brains are like sponges and they can easily learn new skills. This is especially true of languages; as easily as a young child learns a first language, he can learn a second, with a level of competency that he will not experience when he is older.
- Learning a new language creates global citizens. With the internet and global trade being more important than ever, your child will not grow up in a world that speaks only English. Instead, in his work and personal life, he may be exposed to myriad cultures and languages. Learning a new language at a young age teaches him to value cultural diversity and learn from other societies, which are vital skills for succeeding in a global world.
- Studying a language improves cognitive abilities. Learning a second language engages many areas of the brain, which makes children more able to master other activities. Learning a second language now will help your child learn new subjects like language arts and chemistry more easily in the future.
- Multilingualism can lead to better test scores. With standardized test scores more important than ever for college admission, kids need every advantage they can find to score high. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, studying a second language directly correlates to improved standardized test scores, allowing your child to get into his dream college.
If you want to get your child started on a path to academic success, make sure his early education curriculum includes a foreign language. At A Child’s World in Doylestown, we pride ourselves on teaching students a second language to help them learn and get ahead in life. Learn more about our curriculum by calling (215) 348-7200.