Learning a language at any age is beneficial. Some studies have shown that the human brain is more open to linguistic development during the years between birth and pre-adolescence and that children who learn a language before the onset of adolescence are more likely to develop native-like pronunciation (e.g.,Stozer, 1994).
Brain researchers note connections between problem solving activity and the development of creases in the gray matter of the human brain (Taylor-Ward, 2003); Blanchard & Nelson, 2007).
Bilingual children can read earlier because they are able to recognize and act upon symbolic relations between letters, characters, and sounds in writing (Bialystock, 1997).
Students who study a foreign language significantly outperform those who are not involved in a second language on all sub-tests of standardized achievement tests (Taylor-Ward, 2003).
A foreign language opens a whole new cultural world to your child.