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The best time to learn a new language is during a child’s first few years of life. Learn how to help your child get an early start to bilingualism with Encantos.
Marhaba. Hola! Bonjour. Konnichiwa. Hallo. Shalom. Salve. Ahoj. Nǐ hǎo. Namaste. Hello.
Bilingualism (or multilingualism) is the ability to speak and understand two or more languages. We tend to look at language simply as a way to communicate, but language plays a much more fundamental role in how we experience the world. There are cognitive and social benefits to language and they expand as we learn to understand and speak multiple languages.
Children and adults who are exposed to more than one language experience benefits in their cognitive development—their ability to problem solve, think critically, listen, make decisions, and even perform better academically. Bilingualism has been shown to improve a child's reading, writing, and math skills. Bilingual learners see improvements in social development as well, creating and maintaining strong family bonds, connecting deeply to one’s culture, communicating with others globally, and possessing a strong sense of self-worth.
The young mind has an increased capacity to change, learn, and rewire itself with stimulation and learning experiences. Although the brain is malleable throughout one’s life, research shows that it’s at its highest potential for learning within the first three years. Children's brains are very active and flexible, and it’s important that we capitalize on the young brain’s abilities to quickly learn and grow. What better way to do so than teaching your child another language?
Tips for raising a bilingual child:
How the Encantos app can help kids become multilingual:
Storyworlds like Canticos, Cleo y Cuquin, and La Petite Petra teach kids multilingualism through games, activities, videos, songs, and stories. Download the Encantos app to get started on building your child’s bilingual literacy skills.