20+ reasons why you should rise your child bilingual

I believe strongly in bilingualism, IfI could I would teach everybody Spanish, English and more I would do it.  That is why it is a pleasure to have Brooke Neuman as guest today writing about such an important matter.

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Are you searching for new ways to improve your child’s future? Raising your child bilingual is a great way to set him or her up for future success. Teaching your child a foreign language has an infinite amount of benefits from improved cognitive skills to better self-confidence to increased creativity.
Just consider the hundreds of studies conducted throughout the years that prove bilingual children have a number of mental advantages over their monolingual counterparts. For example, children who speak multiple languages have more cognitive control and attention, according to research from Psychological Science in the Public Interest.
But the advantages of bilingualism go far beyond the cognitive benefits. Teaching your child a second language helps him or her develop into a more well-rounded individual, broadens his or her horizons, and boosts his or her tolerance of the world—all of which are truly priceless.
Need more convincing? In the slideshow below are over 20 reasons why every parent should consider raising their child bilingual. If you would like to read more detail about each benefit, check out the original article on takelessons.com.

Brooke Neuman is the German and Italian editor at TakeLessons, an online marketplace that connects thousands of teachers and students for local and live online language lessons.

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