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What Are The Developmental Benefits Of Linguistic Daycare?

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Linguistic daycare is much more than a place to learn a second language. Obviously your child will have the chance to begin the journey to becoming bilingual at this type of school, but there’ll also be plenty of other benefits. How can a bilingual preschool help your young child to grow and develop? Check out some of the top ways that linguistic child care centers support development. Cognitive Abilities Your child is building new mental abilities on what seems like a daily basis. They are problem-solving and beginning to think in a more critical way. Even though their analytic abilities are far from mature, learning second language can help them to improve their cognitive development. Not only is your child building new vocabulary skills, but becoming bilingual early on can have life-long cognitive benefits. This may include developing ways for the brain to process information (not just language information, but other information too) more efficiently and even eventually slowing down the cognitive declines that happen with age, according to the Dana Foundation. Social Development Bilingual abilities go well beyond mental skill development. Children who start learning a second language early on may also see social benefits. Some bilingual children are better able to understand other people’s perspectives and intentions than kids who only speak one language. This may in part be due to the cultural aspect of the second language – meaning that as the child learns about the second language’s culture they are taking a new perspective. This can later translate into perspective-taking in other areas of her life, such as with school friends. Some young children attend linguistic daycare to better understand their family’s native language. While English is the primary language that they speak at preschool and with friends, the family (and cultural community) speaks a different one. When this is the case, learning the second language gives the child added skills that are needed to communicate and socialize with members of their immediate community (such as at church or in a cultural organization). Cultural Awareness Perspective-taking isn’t the only way that young children benefit culturally from learning a second language. Young children aren’t naturally aware that there are different cultures in areas across the globe. A bilingual education doesn’t only include learning about letters and words. It also focuses on the language’s culture. Understanding where the language comes from and the people who use it helps the learning process. Not only does this added information help your young child to learn, but it gives a lesson in other cultures as well. They’ll begin to see the similarities and differences in the second language culture from theirs. A bilingual preschool is just the beginning when it comes to your child’s language-learning and overall development. From cognitive gains to social skill building, your child will see benefits galore from an early linguistic...

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