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There are so many great benefits for young children to learn a second language. Children under the age of six already have a lot on their plate, but teaching them a second language will help them grow as learners and creative thinkers. Research has shown that bilingual children have a stronger chance of obtaining more career opportunities as adults, so now might be the time to consider exposing your child to a language other than English. 

Play Frog delivers fun and engaging French programs for children in Early Learning centres. Our play-based classes teach young children the fundamentals of the French language – providing them with a wealth of benefits that they will carry forth as they grow up. Still need some convincing? Here are just some of the reasons why your child could seriously benefit from learning a second language.

Young Children’s Brains are Primed for Learning 

Children under the age of six have brains that are ready to absorb new information better than any other time in our lives. Just like a sponge, they can easily soak up what is going on in the world around them and hold onto that information. This makes it the perfect time to introduce them to a second language. 

As we grow up, our brains become more rigid and closed-off. While it’s still totally possible for older people to pick up a new language, you are giving your young child the best opportunity to become bilingual while they are in these very formative years. 

Learning a Second Language Helps Children Problem Solve 

Children who learn a second language from a young age have a stronger chance of growing up to be effective problem solvers and innovative thinkers in a variety of situations. This is due to their brains having to constantly sort between the different languages, requiring them to think at a higher degree than other children who only need to focus on one language at a time. 

Research has also shown that bilingual children are more likely to be better at: 

  • Concentrating 
  • Multi-tasking 
  • Planning 
  • Organising 
  • Academic endeavours 

Exposing your child to a foreign language at a young age is setting them up for success later in life. 

Young Children have More Time to Learn a New Language  

Language takes time, patience, and a high degree of commitment to become fluent in. As children, we read much simpler books than the ones we read as adults because our language and literacy skills hadn’t developed enough at that point to accommodate more complex texts. For many of us, even learning our native language takes years and years to fully master, and that’s out of a necessity to communicate with the people around us. 

Learn a Second Language with Play Frog 

Play frog offers exciting French language-learning programs for children under six at Early Learning centres, in kindergarten, and at home. If you would like your children to learn a second language and build strong foundations for their future learning, then contact our friendly team today on 0402 351 958!