This week we are seeking the truth about how real is the mindset that little ones under the age of five can benefit from being introduced to a second language. Can these drooling, teething, nursing, burping and sometimes tantrum-throwing beings actually absorb more than one language? Will they be better for the jump start on 2nd language learning or be delayed in their language development?
While it’s easy to see the success with little ones via my Boca Beth Program I realize many of you know little of how much success we have witnessed over the 8 years. So I encourage you to read some of the hundreds of testimonials we have regarding the success of children birth – five learning Spanish and English at the same time right here!
Then why not pick up this book titled The Bilingual Edge at your local library or book store and thumb through the chapters – reading ones of interest to you. Written by two moms who are Ph.D.s in linguistics they provide many myth-busting reports surrounding bilingual learning early in life.
And if that is not enough to convince you that earlier is better when it comes to introducing a second language to your little ones and investing in their future, then I suggest you scan through this document for more comforting reports on the many benefits surrounding learning a second language before elementary school.
I understand that it’s difficult to wrap your arms and mind around the concept that babies under the age of 11 months could have learned all 6,000+ languages of our world. (After which point the brain begins to compartmentalize the way in which language acquisition takes place.)
Don’t worry – that’s about as technical as I will get today! Point being, we all can attest to the fact that the older we get the more difficult it seems to learn more than one language. So let’s help our future generation learn more than English and let’s make it easier for them by providing them tools such as what my Boca Beth Program offers before elementary school. Seems like a no-brainer to me. What do you think?
Happy Educating! ¡Sea feliz educando!
P.S. (Catch what I have to say about Babies learning a 2nd language via NewBaby.com video sharing: