Friday, May 15, 2009

Are Babies Too Young To Learn To Read?

What do you think about this? If you’re like many parents, you probably started reading to your children before they were born and then continued the habit after they came into this world.

Like learning a second language, children’s brains, young children’s brains are like a sponge and can learn all kinds of things at a very young age. Many agree that before a child is 5 years old they can learn a second language and now studies show they can learn to read as well.

Check out this interesting article and then drop me a note on if you agree or disagree.

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posted by Joy Delgado
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Morgan Mandel said...

Maybe what they're saying is possible. I don't have any children,but in a way I kind of think that children should be allowed to be children and not rush things.

Morgan Mandel

Joy said...

I agree Morgan, but, why not take advantage of our brain's capabilities while we can? I know it's easier to learn a second (or more) languages when you're young, so why not reading and other things as well?


best4future said...

I just finished an article on learning a second language helps boost children’s brain power, making children stronger, quicker and smarter. The effect is more obvious the earlier that a second language was learned.

So I totally agree with you. That is why we as parents should encourage our children to learn a second language when they are young.

Joy said...

Thank you 'best4future' for stopping by and givning your two cents worth. I appreciate it!