There Are Now Even More Benefits To A Bilingual Education
From strong executive function, focus and impulse control when they're young to the more obvious benefit of being more competitive in a global economy, here is the latest research about why a bilingual education is a good thing to start early.
If you’re already eyeballing the various school waiting lists you need to add your kid to, look for the nearest bilingual option — there are a plétora of potential benefits. When they’re young, they’re more likely to exhibit strong executive function, focus and impulse control. As they get older, there’s the more obvious benefit of being competitive in a global economy, and there’s even research that suggests they’ll be in better shape long after you’re gone, since being bilingual might delay the onset of dementia. They’ll even be able to tell you that plétora is just Spanish for plethora.
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