We recently had a lot of fun sharing this list and hearing everyone’s reactions and stories on our Facebook page. What do YOU think?
Reason #1: Your bilingual kid is healthier! Studies show that knowing another language reduces stress and anxiety in children.
Reason #2: Did you know? Bilingual kids have greater attention and thinking skills, because their brain’s ‘executive functioning’ is more active. Make way for smartypants!
Reason #3: Bilingual kids are better at grammar! Kids naturally compare the languages they know, so they better understand the rules and intricacies of their native language. Ooh la la.
Reason #4: Being bilingual will help your kid for life! Speaking another language can prevent mental aging health decline, including diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Reason #5: Get cultural! When your child learns another language it builds awareness about people and life around the world.
Reason #6: Wow, even infants benefit from being bilingual! Infants exposed to a second language can tell one sound from another better than infants growing up with one language.
Reason #7: Who doesn’t want their kid to be an expert multitasker? Being bilingual increases the ability to multitask and lots of others!
Reason #9: Could being bilingual help your kid become a math whiz? Studies show that learning another language improves kid’s problem solving skills such as math!
Reason #10: When your kid learns another language, it opens their mind up to a new perspective on the world!
Who knew a second language could have so many benefits to your whole being! Why do YOU love being bilingual?