Language Development Myth #5

By: Smart Coos Statistics show that language learning starts to get complicated after the fourth language, but that does not necessarily mean it’s impossible or even harmful to learn more languages - it just gets a little harder. How you structure language learning for you or your child is usually…

Language Development Myth #3

By: Smart Coos It’s true that children learn to speak a language more easily than adults, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need help doing so. Like anything else, practice makes perfect. Children don’t even pick up their native language without being exposed to it for long periods of…

Language Development Myth #2

By: Smart Coos For a very long time, it was thought that knowing more than one language would actually hinder your learning by slowing down your learning and confusing you. However, now that extensive research has been conducted in the field of language acquisition and development, it is clear that…

Language Development Myth

Language Development Myth By: Smart Coos Because the United States is one of the few countries in the world that has a mostly monolingual population, pediatricians who study in the States only receive instruction on the language development of monolingual children. Only trained language development specialists receive extensive training on…

Suggestions for Your Reluctant Reader

by: Samuel Lefalher White Reading isn’t always fun when you’re a kid. Most reading materials that American children receive before they reach high school age fall into the category of required school reading. Textbooks, summer book reports, introductory research articles, etc. On the one hand, there’s nothing inherently wrong with this;…

MARIA BABIN: TRILINGUAL MAMA

  by: Smart Coos Maria Babin: Trilingual Mama   [caption id="attachment_1408" align="alignleft" width="300"] Maria Babin is successfully raising four trilingual children.[/caption]   Maria Babin, creator of Trilingual Mama, has a trilingual, multicultural family that are currently living in Normandy, France. She blogs about her family's linguistic and cultural adventures and offers advice on raising bilingual…

Your Kid’s Brain and Language

by Smart Coos Editorial Staff     [caption id="attachment_254" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The benefits associated with language learning in kidshttps://smartcoos.com[/caption] 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…