Give your children the benefit of learning a second language
Spanish is easy and exciting for children to learn. For their first 8 years, children are naturally acquiring language skills. They learn primarily through imitation, repetition, songs and games. After approximately 8 years, the mind and body of a child shifts and learning a new language becomes more of an academic endeavor than a natural process.
Recent brain research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has shown that the best time to learn a second language is at a young age because of a child’s brain plasticity. During this “sensitive period” children can absorb the language and learn it with the proper accent. Exposure to another language also equips the brain to learn additional languages later in life.
In addition to developing a lifelong ability to communicate with people from other countries and backgrounds, other benefits include improved overall school performance and superior problem-solving skills.
If children build a foundation in the Spanish language while they are young and uninhibited, they will carry a fundamental understanding of the culture and language including pronunciation, vocabulary and phrases to take into their future.