5 Amazing Benefits of Raising Bilingual Kids
Learning a new language can be totally fun and open your mind to new cultures. Kids are especially pros at language learning: After all, they’re naturally better than adults at learning new sounds (who said adults are smarter??). But wait, there’s more! Bilingualism also offers lots of great benefits that your kids will enjoy their entire lives. Raising your kids to be bilingual means they will…(Drumroll, please!)
Do better on tests! Problem solving, math, language tests…bilingual kids can rock them all! Your kids will have no trouble cleaning their rooms, counting the coins in their piggy banks, and saying I’m sorry to friends after a fight—in two languages, no less!
Focus better! Just think: No more missing shoes, forgetting to feed the dog, forgetting you even have a dog…Your kids will be super focused and get the job done! Bath time will never take three hours again!
Be great at switching tasks! Language learning is fun, n’est-ce pas? Switching languages is a breeze for bilingual kids, so doing several things at once is super easy. Your kids can walk and search for Pokemon at the same time!
Learn to read faster—in both languages! Bilingual kids are the masters of different word meanings: They are just too proud to speak two languages! On your next family vacation abroad, just relax and let your kids be the travel guides—ordering food, reserving tickets…the sky is the limit!
Feel proud of themselves and other kids! How sweet will it be when your kids are super proud to be super…lingual! Let’s be honest: Knowing more than one language is just awesome, and your kids know it. Plus (and it’s a BIG plus!), your kids will become more tolerant and respectful of others, which is so important to helping them grow up in a multicultural world. Less fighting, more friendship…everyone wins!
Being a parent is hard work, but learning doesn’t have to be. Raising your kids to be bilingual means more fun learning, more fun playing, and more fun for you as a parent. You’ll be so proud of your kids, and that’s probably the best benefit of all!