Thursday, February 9, 2012

Parenting Articles - Bilingual Kids Gain Benefits in Literacy Skills

Bilingual children score higher on some cognitive tests than children who speak only English, a new Toronto study found.

It's known that children who grow up speaking two languages tend to be slower in picking up each language than children raised speaking just one, but the study suggests the benefits of bilingualism outweigh any drawbacks.

Bilingual children develop a deeper understanding of the structure of language, an important skill for literacy, researchers from York University said in Wednesday's online issue of the read more...

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