Why should children learn Spanish at an early age?

Learn Spanish at an early age

We live in a globalized world; learning how to speak and write in a second language gives us plenty of advantages in our social and cultural lives. It could even improve someone’s economic status. Perhaps many of us are aware of this, but many parents still doubt whether to teach their children a second language at an early age or not, because they are afraid it will be confusing for them or that it may cause a language delay.

During the first years of life, children have a high neuroplasticity level, which is important because it allows the brain to make new connections quickly & smoothly. Since neuroplasticity decreases with age , we must take advantage of this opportunity to help children acquire a second language. Through this approach, they will learn a second language in a natural way, at the same time they develop their native language. Exposing children to a second language will allow them to use either language in a natural and spontaneous way. These characteristics improve the ability of the brain to move from one thing to another in an effortless way and with much more concentration, allowing them to multitask.

Learning a second language at an early age will not only be easier, it will also offer a range of opportunities and advantages for the child. It improves the analytical capacity to solve everyday problems as well. This improves self-confidence and gives children the tools to face life.

Speaking a second language also opens new cultural opportunities. Bilingual skills give someone the ability to travel with the confidence to communicate effectively, to participate in a student exchange program, and to explore international employment opportunities.

Work with To Spanish and Beyond to schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help children become bilingual. We work with our students to take advantage of their neuroplasticity and their curiosity to learn. Children are never too young to start learning!