Many parents make the mistake of thinking that their child is too young to learn ('acquire') a second language. In fact, studies show that children as young as 6 months should be exposed to a second language. Avoid this mistake by giving your child consistent and methodical exposure to a second language as young as possible for as long as possible -- SIW makes it easy!
HOW CAN MY CHILD LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE IF THEY DON'T SPEAK A FIRST? Even though babies are not speaking yet, they are actively absorbing and processing language. A baby has twice as many brain synapses (connections) as an adult. Neural linguistic patterns develop rapidly in young children. Because of this, with methodical and consistent exposure to any number of languages, children can learn them all simultaneously. However if these pathways are not developed and used at a young age, the window of opportunity closes forever.
THE BEST WAY FOR A YOUNG CHILD TO LEARN A SECOND LANGUAGE Just as your child naturally learns her/his native language through immersion, play and interaction, s/he can 'acquire' a second language in the same way. Your child will begin to use the new language when s/he is ready.