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Benefits of reading to children

Children learn a great deal through mimicking. This includes language and reading skills. Reading aloud to children stimulates and encourages reading. Experts and studies have consistently concluded that the "single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading aloud to children." Reading aloud also improves children's listening comprehension. Because children imitate much of what they see and hear, reading aloud can lead to children with large vocabularies, longer attention spans, and fewer difficulties in learning to read on their own. Click Here to Read More

Why, when, and how to teach a second language to children.

Most experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chances are that the child will become truly proficient in the language. A February 1996 Newsweek article made the claim that "A child taught a second language after the age of 10 or so is unlikely ever to speak it like a native." This statement is supported by linguists and has been proven in extensive research studies. Click Here to Read More

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