Do you have a 2, 3, 4 or 5 year old? Then please read this. If you introduce your child to a 2nd language now you will be giving your child a tremendous advantage in learning and life! Being exposed to a 2nd language early in life builds a foundation for success that extends way beyond just being exposed to another language. It is amazing the way a young child can absorb various information. The more educational activities they are exposed to during these early years the more the brain retains. And the introduction to a 2nd language stimulates their young minds while helping them build BRAIN POWER.
Research shows that "Younger is Better" when it comes to learning a 2nd Language. It is easier to learn 2 words for a number, color or everyday word as part of the early education process than it is for an older child who has to relearn new words. Did you teach your child how to speak English? No - they just absorb it by being exposed to English as an infant and toddler so why not Spanish in conjunction with English?
Other research shows that learning a 2nd language at an EarlyAGE results in higher standardized test scores, increased math & language skills and educational opportunities as well as becoming better problem solvers with eventual premier job opportunities. Everyone from the United States Postal Service to many of your local employers are requiring employees to be Spanish bilingual as a condition of employment - so let them get a "jumpstart" by introducing Spanish basics ASAP.
Why not boost your child's confidence and self esteem by getting him or her exposed to Spanish basics as soon as possible. There will never be a better time than now!
Bob Lasseter is a CPA and the Founder of SpanishFUN - The PreSchool Spanish Franchise