Research has shown that one of the best activities a parent can get her child involved in is Spanish for children.
The benefits of Spanish for children are numerous. Proven among them are:
Higher test scores
Better language retention
And, most importantly, the child is given all the benefits a second language naturally brings. For example, more social opportunities, and as the economy becomes more globalized, a more prosperous future.
The problem is that many parents take the wrong approach to teaching their children Spanish, and as a result, their child not only gives up, but they come to resent their second language.
How The Brain Learns A New Language
The human brain is designed to best learn new languages through “immersion. "
In fact, the brain is best designed for this learning process from ages 0 to 12!
This means that the brain can subconsciously and easily pick up a second language just by being surrounded by it.
No formal lessons are necessary using the immersion process.
Don't believe me? Think about when your child was a baby.
She came into the world without any language knowledge, obviously. She also didn't receive any formal lessons in language.
Yet, within two years, she was conversational in her first language.
That's the “immersion" process at work. Her brain, without any work, naturally picked up the language.
This is the best way to learn a new language for all people, from children to adults. The brain just does it more efficiently in children.
How To Teach Your Child Spanish
Using the immersion process with your child is easy.
Simply start speaking to them in Spanish!
Don't know Spanish yet? Not to worry - you can pick up the basics within about a week or two, and then start learning along with your child. In fact, this will only help the process.
Make sure others are speaking to your child in Spanish, too. Many children are bilingual simply because they had a baby sitter who spoke only their second language to them.
Whatever you do, just make sure your child is immersed in the language whenever possible! Alternate between English and Spanish.
Once your child is better at the language (which will be faster than you think), you can move on to more advanced techniques.
If your interest is teaching Spanish for children, then you are making an amazing decision by using the latest research on language learning and following the methods I've provided.
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