In today’s interconnected world, understanding the languages of other people and other countries is essential to engage with the world. And children who learn a second language at a young age not only gain cognitive advantages, but also develop an interest in different cultures and people from the start.
Boost Brain Development
When kids are young, e.g. birth to about five years old, they are very receptive to receiving different sounds and words. Studies have shown that even babies who have been exposed to multiple languages show different cognitive patterns in their brain. In fact, brain scans show more gray matter in the regions of the brain involved in executive function.
Enhance Academic Achievement
Studies have also shown that that students who know or have studied multiple languages perform better on tests and get better grades in school. Language learning boosts problem-solving, memory, critical-thinking, concentration and listening skills.
Create Cultural Empathy & Understanding
Understanding another language helps our children build empathy for other cultures and people who speak other languages. It builds cultural understanding of different words and sayings, as well as, traditions.
So, how do I get my kids started?
The Language Workshop for Children (LWFC) has an unique, internationally-recognized teaching method, which is developed especially for children. They discover language through movement, touch, sight, hearing, voice and emotion to ensure that what they learn they retain for life. Original music, vocabulary-building songs, language immersion, festive visual aids, action games and native-fluent language teachers are why the LWFC is the country’s leader in children’s language educational play.