According to an article posted by Early Childhood News, new studies are showing that the best time for a child to learn another language is in the first three to four years of life. The article quotes Ronald Kotulak, author of Inside the Brain, as saying, “During this period and especially the first three years of life, the foundations for thinking, language, vision, attitudes, aptitudes, and other characteristics are laid down.”
If this is the case, children can begin adapting to multiple languages at a much younger age than previously believed. The article goes on to list 13 ways that parents can incorporate different languages into their child’s daily life, including using music, pictures, movement, numbers and activities to reinforce the words into the brain’s communication centers.
No more waiting till high school, multi-lingual learning can start from day one!