HOW YOUNG MINDS ABSORB A SECOND LANGUAGE
AND THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING EARLY
If you speak a second language, you have the unique ability to set your child up for a lifetime of advantages. Not only does a second language benefit your child into adulthood, but learning another language also strengthens multiple parts of their developing brain, according to Michigan State University. You may not want to overload your kids with two lexicons, but this is really not the case. Children quickly adapt to dual languages. The brain is a muscle, and like any other muscle in our body, the more it’s exercised, the stronger it becomes. With all the research floating around about how beneficial it is to teach your child a second language, you might wonder why youngsters pick up languages so easily. According to NBC News, the answer lies in their flexible minds. Children’s brains develop in response to external stimulants. Did you know that babies are born with the ability to distinguish the sounds of all languages? As they get older, even before their first birthday, they lose that ability. Kids are able to take in sounds, intonation, and language structure more easily than adults who have to painstakingly memorize verb structures and grammar. Children under 8 are especially primed to pick up a new language thanks to flexible ear and speech muscles. As they take in new words, it increases their ability to focus on one thing or change their responses, a skill called cognitive flexibility. The more you can expose your little one to different sounds in their first year, the more they’ll pick up those sounds as their brain creates new neural circuits.
If you speak a second language and have a child at home, now is a great time to share it with them. Your child is especially ready to pick up new sounds and words, with the added benefit of learning their heritage. If you’re ready to teach your child a second language, here are a few ways to incorporate new words. 1. Take time to talk with your child in a second language during playtime. Research shows babies need personal interaction to learn, so switching on the TV in another language won’t suffice. 2. Increase vocabulary by giving options in a second language. Try questions like “Do you want juice or milk?” or “Do you want to play on the swings or by the tree?” 3. Find a language exchange group or bilingual daycare to increase your child’s exposure to a second language. If you don’t know a second language but want to give your child a head start, you can begin by learning new words together. How fun would it be if you become bilingual as a family? “Beautique is a boutique type of spa. You receive individualized treatment. It’s anti-aging at its best. Dr. Sanchez and his staff are way ahead of the curve when it comes to knowledge on the latest treatments. You may find cheaper prices, but you get what you pay for. Don’t skimp on you. Thank you so much for the service, Dr. Manuel Sanchez.” –Vyannhe R. You can also join our BeautiRewards program to earn money back when you refer your friend to our med spa. We’ll send your friend a digital $50 Beautique gift card that they can use toward their first service of $125 or more. After your friend completes their first appointment, we’ll mail you a $25 Beautique gift card. Our referral program is uncapped, so you’ll continue to earn a $25 gift card for each person you refer who becomes a Beautique client. You’ll receive an email to let you know once the credit is added to your account. CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
You are welcome, Vyannhe! We’re all about the phrase “Don’t skimp on you.” Those are words to live by. Do you have a friend who’s been skimping on themselves? Maybe they’re in need of a relaxing, rejuvenating day at the spa. It’s the season of love, and what better way to show a friend how to treat themselves than a visit to Beautique? Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love. It’s also about showing the people in our lives how much we care. Share “anti-aging at its best” with your friends. There are two easy ways to do it: Give the gift of beauty with a product from our shop or a Beautique Spa gift card. View our products and gift cards next time you’re in Beautique or on our website.
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