Bilingualism is Good Brain Exercise for Kids (and Adults)

This article offers advice on the brain development of infants who are learning two languages. Educators and families who are raising bilingual children may find this information helpful.

This article was provided by permission from Education Nation’s The Learning Curve Blog

Babies are quick learners, especially when it comes to new languages. The University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences offers this research on how infants’ brain activity relates to their later speaking ability. Bilingualism is Good Brain Exercise for Kids (and Adults) [PDF, 66KB]

Bilingualism is Good Brain Exercise for Kids (and Adults). Kuhl, Patricia. NBC News/Education Nation's The Learning Curve Blog. 2011. English. [PDF, 66KB].

Last Reviewed: October 2011

Last Updated: November 13, 2014