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The benefits of raising a bilingual child

BY K. LORI HANSON, PH.D THECHILDRENSTRUST.ORG

Habla espanol? Or èske ou pale kreyòl? Or perhaps you’re fluent in another language — or just want your child to be? Teaching kids an additional language (or two) starting at a young age presents them with a host of benefits that make them better at reasoning, multitasking, and grasping and reconciling conflicting ideas. It also makes them more desirable in the job market, which is a long way off I know, but still …

Read more by K. Lori Hanson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and chief of research, evaluation and strategic planning at The Children’s Trust. THECHILDRENSTRUST.ORG

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