Kids Learning languages-The Benefits of Bilingualism

Why Kids Learning languages with Langmobile Works

Our philosophy on Kids  learning languages  is based on an interactive discovery learning approach that involves the senses and everyday experiences of children. We pay special attention to realistic expectations and milestones that preschool aged children demonstrate: physically, emotionally, and intellectually. We present social and cultural themes that active prior knowledge and encourage cognitive engagement and stimulation.

Our contents for Kids Learning languages is current, appealing, and appropriate for daycare-aged children – seasons, holidays, clothing, food, and feelings – and incorporates music, and broad range of visual materials. Through our music we encourage incidental and/or formulaic learning of language chunks (e.g. what’s this, what’s that).

We have original music to help kids learning languages. It  including songs such as what’s in the bag, what’s that sound, clean up, and where are the animals. Music encourages children to use language and to learn in a fun environment. In addition to promoting oral fluency in children our approach also encourage the development of early literacy skills, which are vital for future school success.

 

The Benefits of Bilingualism for Kids Learning languages

Recent research has focused on the effects of bilingualism on cognitive ability, specifically a set of cognitive functions known as the executive functions. These functions are thought to be responsible for attention, selection, inhibition, shifting, and flexibility, which are believed to be fundamental for higher thought. A recent 2010 study conducted by Craik et al. (2010) indicated that bilingualism delays the onset of Alzheimer in some patients.

Additionally, Barac and Bialystok (2010) asserted that modern research on bilingualism uniformly suggests that bilingual education has no negative effect on child development often presents positive benefits such as metalinguistic awareness. Exciting new research is now providing strong evidence that early bilingualism has many strong benefits for second language learners.

Sources

Adi-Japha, E. Berberich-Artzi, J., Libnawi, A. (2010) . Cognitive flexibility in drawings of bilingual children. Child development, B1 (5), 1356-1366.

Barac, R., & Bialystock, E. (2011) . Cognitive development of bilingual children. Language teaching, 44.1, 36-54.

Craik, F., Bialystok, E., Freedman, M. (2010) Delaying the onset of alzhemier disease: bilingualism as a form of cognitive reverse. Neurology 75: 1726-1729.

Diamond, A. Barnett W. S., Thomas L. & Munro S. (2007) . Preschool program improves cognitive control. Science, 318, 1397-1388.

 

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Meet Our Resident Experts

Jessica Haak
Education Designer

Jessica Haak is an education designer, currently completing her masters degree at Concordia University. Haak has assisted in developing Langmobile’s educational philosophy and directed Langmobile’s Education research, as well as creating the guidelines for our new Digital Products line.