Your Kid’s Brain and Language

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by Smart Coos Editorial Staff

 

 

Kid's Brain and Language
The benefits associated with language learning in kids
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This infographics was contributed to by Graziella Gandolfi

 

 

YOUR KID’S BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

LEFT HEMISPHERE

The centers of the brain that deal with language comprehension and speech production are lateralized to the left hemisphere of the brain.

Within the left hemisphere, there are centers that determine how we interpret language.

 



LEARNING LANGUAGE BASED ON AGE

The human brain’s sensitivity to learn languages crests in a broad wave between the ages of 0 and 5. This stage is known as the critical period. After age five, this critical window begins to close and it gets much harder to acquire an new language and a good accent.

TIMING IS EVERYTHING FOR BLOOMING TALENTS!

In addition to accelerating that rate at which we achieve proficiency, studying a language earlier in life can have the following benefits:

-Increased cognitive skills:

Early experience with two or more languages gives children mental flexibility, superiority in concept formation, and diverse mental abilities.

-Higher achievement in other academic areas:

Third-grade student who receive 30 minutes of language lessons each week typically score higher on academic achievements tests than those without language lessons.

-Higher standardized test scores:

Students who studied a foreign language in high school scored higher on the verbal section of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

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