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Bilingual children are better at recognizing voices

Bilingual children are better than their monolingual peers at perceiving information about who is talking, including recognizing voices, according to …

Language Learning

Why the Baby Brain Can Learn Two Languages at the Same Time

June 12, 2017 | By<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign …

Language Learning

Children need to play outdoors – even in the rain

Invest in some warm and waterproof clothing and the children can play, exercise and have fun outdoors – even when it's cold and raining<p><b>More Family Matters from There® »</b><p>If you are preparing for parenthood, you could read some of the hundreds of books by “experts”, explore the baby-led approach – or …

The 5 Best Outdoor Family Activities for the Most Time-Pressed Moms

For any mother, time with your family is extremely valuable, especially when balancing that time with a career. You want to plan fun, entertaining …

Kids

6 Tips For Getting Your Little Learner Ready For Kindergarten

As the end of a school year approaches and a new one looms on the horizon, parents and caregivers with preschoolers are attending kindergarten …

Kids

Science Has Figured Out The Best Age For Kids To Start Doing Chores

The study, which checked in with 84 kids during preschool and then at ages 10, 15 and in their mid-20s, found that the ones who began chores at ages …

10 Things All Moms Should Do Every Day

I don't know about you, but my days are nuts. I am everything from CEO to short-order cook. Too often, I get caught up in the details of the day and lose sight of the things that make each day worthwhile. I suspect you do too, as the plight of the over-committed mom remains an epidemic.<p>So, as I …

The Top 10 Things Children Really Want Their Parents To Do With Them

What do you think matters most to your children? You driving them to lessons and practices, or is it the smile and hug you greet them with after …

Parenting

Language barriers can have a negative impact on global business

How many times have you walked up to someone to ask a question only to get an answer in a language you don’t understand?<p>If you’re living in Southern …

You too could be multilingual – it's just about unlocking the skills inside

Think back to when you first started learning a foreign language. For many readers it was probably French, German or Spanish at school.<p>I was one of …

Language Learning

Language heard, but never spoken, by young babies bestows a hidden benefit

The way babies learn to speak is nothing short of breathtaking. Their brains are learning the differences between sounds, rehearsing mouth movements …

10 Words For "Love" That English Needs, Stat

Sure, American English speakers have a word for bouncing from relationship to relationship, but where's our word for that feeling you get when …

Love

Science suggests bilingualism helps keep our brains smart, agile and young

In a café in south London, two construction workers are engaged in cheerful banter, tossing words back and forth. Their cutlery dances during more emphatic gesticulations, and they occasionally break off into loud guffaws. They are discussing a woman, that much is clear, but the details are lost on …

Language

Is Perfect Bilingualism Attainable?

It's time to reconsider what it means to be bilingual.<p>Raising children to speak two languages is no easy feat. Parents often find themselves enrolling children in language immersion programs, exposing them to different languages at home, encouraging them watch cartoons in another language, and …

A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism

Bilingualism or the ability to speak more than one language is a prevalent linguistic phenomenon. Even in the online digital discourse a great deal …

Linguistics

Being bilingual makes people's brains more efficient and could combat cognitive ageing, study finds

Scientists have found that the benefits of being bilingual stretch much further than those commonly associated with being fluent in two languages - …

Speaking languages protects against dementia, study finds

Being able to speak another language protects against dementia and other age-related decline in brain power, a new study found.<p>People who are …

Bilingualism May Save Brain Resources As You Age

<i>Summary: Aging bilingual brains are more efficient and economical with their resources, a new study reports.</i><p>Source: University of Montreal.<p><b>New</b> …

The Brain

Bilingual Brains Have Better Attention And Focus, Study Finds

Bilingual is better.<p>Scientists have found another incentive for you to make the most of your foreign language class - a new study suggests that …

Humanity

Over half of children of immigrants are bilingual

Bilingualism is an asset to children of immigrants and should be supported and nurtured.

Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age

A research team established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information …

Foreign Language Study Should Be Mandatory!

Studying another language increases the effectiveness of cross-cultural communication, not only in knowing words, but in developing a deeper …

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Language Learning

10 easy methods to learn sign language (with tips!)

How to learn sign language<p>Written by Ellie Parfitt on March 17, 2017. Posted in Blog<p>Shares 138<p><b>In the hearing loss community, sign language is one of</b> …

Language Learning