Children’s Language Learning

Category : Language Blog on March 12, 2015

6 Foreign Languages Kids Should Learn

– Why Should Your Child Learn a Foreign Language?

child in a classroom
(Alloy Photography/ Veer)

A growing number of parents are enrolling their babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in foreign-language classes — and the numbers are expected to rise. “The popularity of such shows as Dora the Explorer, which teaches Spanish, and Ni Hao Kai-lan, which teaches Mandarin Chinese, suggests that parents want to be more proactive in jump-starting foreign language education for their children,” says Yani A. Peyton, a bilingual mother of twins and the director of Fun with Foreign Language ( in Bel Air, MD. This should come as no surprise, since numerous studies show that speaking a second language boosts cognitive, memory, and listening skills.


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