Thursday, July 16, 2009

Early Childhood Education-"Benefits of Learning two languages in Childcare"


Learning more than one language can be stressful for us as caregivers, but when it comes to children and there development; it can be fun. Children are like sponges, they listen and repeat everything.

"While the remarkable performance of children acquiring one language is impressive, many children acquire more than one language simultaneously," said study author Agnes Melinda Kovacs, a research fellow at the International School for Advanced Studies, in Trieste, Italy. "As bilingual children presumably have to learn roughly twice as much as their monolingual peers [because they learn two languages instead of one], one would expect their language acquisition to be somewhat delayed. However, bilinguals pass the language development milestones at the same ages as their monolingual peers."

Read more at Health Day

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