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Learning two or more languages at the same time is not an easy task, but this effort has serious beneficial effects on the brain.

Children who learn a second language by the age of 5 show a higher density of gray matter in their brains than their monolingual peers. Gray matter is the part of the brain that is also responsible for language skills and control and communication skills.

Children do not learn a new language the way we do – as a difficulty and an effort. They have fun while learning – and they do it much faster and better than adults. Learning in childhood (the term “first 7 years” is not accidental) usually lasts a lifetime. The difficulty comes only from the fact that our consciousness has already adopted the scheme and the label “native language” – everything other than it becomes a test. Give your child the opportunity to have more than one native language. The time is now, when he is young, because in the future, even if he learns 10 other languages perfectly, none of them will feel the way his native language feels. Anticipate the moment when the child will feel discomfort from the fact that he has to make an effort. So everything will happen very naturally and easily.

Speaking different languages and switching between them develop high discipline and mobility. They have the ability to diligently absorb new information and reproduce it, which helps them in many areas of life. Children who use two languages ​​have more developed organizational skills and are more responsible. They concentrate better.

As a result of the abilities they develop with using a second language, they perceive sounds and their written signs – letters – more easily. Unlike children who speak one language and are used to only certain sounds and letters, bilingual children are more comfortable with language rules. Knowledge of two languages ​​and their rules creates a rich language culture and a specific sense of language.