Give the gift of a second language to your child. Start Early.
The British Council lists the advantages of beginning early to learn a second language.
Among other things they argue that:
– Young children are still using their individual, innate language-learning strategies to acquire their home language and soon find they can also use these strategies to pick up [another language].
– Young children have time to learn through play-like activities. They pick up language by taking part in an activity shared with an adult. They firstly make sense of the activity and then get meaning from the adult’s shared language.
– Young children have more time to fit [a second language] into the daily program. School programs tend to be informal and children’s minds are not yet cluttered with facts to be stored and tested. They may have…
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