My husband and I are teaching Sebastian, our 3-year-old, both English and Spanish. And while he’s just now learning to speak, we’re reassured he’s learning both languages when we hear him say sentences like “Mamá, más balls!” (“mom, more balls!”) We’ll get him to sort out the two languages later … here are a couple of the tools that are working for us that might also work for you.
Why is bilingualism so good?Countless studies support the idea that bilingualism is good for babies. Bilingualism has been linked to:
- Improved cognitive skills which influence how babies learn, remember, pay attention and problem solve
- Improved executive functioning which involve self-control and self-regulation
- Protecting the brain later in life which includes the offset of dementia
Nursery rhymes are not only fun little songs to keep your little ones entertained, they’re also great tools to help them learn and grow!
As they sing, move, and dance, kids are building language, motor, and many more skills.
As a mom, I know how important it is to ensure that fun activities be also learning opportunities.
It’s for this reason that I love the power of nursery rhymes.
Here are just a few of the benefits of nursery rhymes for baby and toddler development.