by Heidi Stock When is the best time to start exposing children to a second language? As early as possible! In fact, babies benefit from hearing a second language as early as during pregnancy. Here’s the evidence: 1. Babies recognize the differences between languages within hours after birth! Research shows that babies learn the rhythm […]
A lot has been written about the benefits of being bilingual. So many claims have been made about the benefits of bilingualism that you might think being bilingual makes you better at everything! (It doesn’t.) That said, research shows that being bilingual improves certain brain functions and social skills, and that these benefits extend beyond just speaking another language.