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Dr Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, from King's College London, recommends initiating children in languages before the age of four when brain development is strongest. Read more at es.php

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Ben O (152)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:17 am
"Early childhood is the best time for the brain to develop language skill..." -That's what I've been preaching for many years. -At the age of five we've learned more than we do during the rest of our lives...think about it!

Bob P (394)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 5:48 am
Thanks Alejandro

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 11:12 am

Roger G (154)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 1:29 pm
noted, thanks

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:06 pm
Noted. Thank you.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 2:21 pm
The article is slightly informative but leaves out major facts. In the first six years of a child's life it is great if they "learn" a second language but it is very important to HEAR other languages as well. The child's auditory canal is "opened" and will have a greater facility in learning languages later in life. People who speak more than one language have better reasoning capabilities. So put on Mandarin Chinese programming daily for your littles, Latin is also great since it is the root base for all Romance languages. Even having young children listening to music on a daily basis in a different is not only pleasurable but instructive. Ultimately though it is not only what you say, but HOW YOU SAY IT.

Joanne D (38)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:15 pm
I agree with Aurea but would go beyond hearing to pronouncing. There are sounds in French and German, to name only two, that if you haven't learned to make by the time you are a certain age (I suspect before puberty, but I'm not sure it has been studied), your mouth and throat will never be able to wrap themselves around. And Mandarin - yes, where pitch plays such a role - youth is vltal.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 3:56 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Winnie A (179)
Monday April 14, 2014, 6:49 am

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:04 pm
Children's brains aren't as cluttered with nonsense, as adults, and they are anxious to learn.
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