By giving children an opportunity to learn a second language at an early age, doors open for their future.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 27, 2010
Le Petit Paradis prepares children to enter into the "Lycee Francais de New York," where numerous students have been accepted. Presenting 10 reasons why children would benefit from having a Bilingual Education:
1. Getting into a good kindergarten in New York City can seem as tough as getting into an Ivy League college. Nowadays, savvy parents are looking at The Right Preschool!
2. There is a demand-and-supply imbalance at Manhattan’s top-tier private schools like Dalton, Collegiate, Trinity, Spence, and Chapin etc... In the last decade, the number of kids taking the ERB (standard kindergarten aptitude test) to get into kindergarten has grown by almost 40 percent!
3. A bilingual education gives children a jumpstart on foreign language skills and later will distinguish these preschoolers from other Kindergarten applicants, according to the schools founder Christina Houri of Le Petit Paradis Preschool on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside.
4. Madonna signed up her two children at Le Petit Paradis so they can receive a bilingual education.
5. Studies have shown that multilingual children have stronger problem solving and analytical skills than monolingual children. They score higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and achieve a higher grade point average. Multilingual children are more creative than monolingual children because they have learned that there are different ways in expressing oneself, describing an event or labeling an item.
6. Researchers don't know whether it is biological or social, but most children who learn a language before puberty seem to develop the ability to speak it fluently.
7. Dartmouth College research shows that multilingual children score 15 to 20 points better on IQ tests; have larger vocabularies than their peers; speak at an earlier age than most children; have more self-confidence; read sooner and have fewer reading problems than their peers; have fewer temper tantrums because they are able to communicate their needs sooner and more effectively and generally perform at an overall higher level.
8. Language experts say that timing is very important in children’s ability to acquire foreign language skills. Children have the natural ability to develop new language skills more naturally than do adults.
9. A child taught a second language after the age of 10 is unlikely to speak like a native.
10. Recent brain research studies show that the brain develops the most in the first three years of a person’s life. Exposing your children to another language actually stimulates their brain cells.
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