Here's an exerpt from an article I read. It's timely and very informative for those who are thinking about starting to teach their children a second language.
"Why are so many families jumping on the bilingual bandwagon? "In our increasingly global world, parents realize that their kids will benefit from knowing more than one language," says Nancy Rhodes, director of foreign-language education at the Center for Applied Linguistics, in Washington, D.C. "There's definitely been a grassroots push for more bilingual education in preschools." Exposing your child to a second language will help him learn about other cultures. Research has shown that bilinguals tend to be more creative thinkers than those who speak one language, and one study suggests that their brain functions may stay sharper as they age."
Want to learn the steps they suggest to start your little one down the path to becoming bilingual? Then follow me over to Parents.com and jump on the bilingual bandwagon.
So, now that you've read this article, what are your thoughts?