Foreign Language

Foreign Language

 

Little Hands Learning Center students are exposed to a foreign languages - Spanish.  The Spanish immersion program is available for all students 6 weeks of age to 6 years.

 

Foreign language learning is a cognitive problem solving activity and studies have shown repeatedly that foreign language learning increases critical thinking skills, creativity and the flexibility of the mind in young children. Children that learn a foreign language also typically score higher on standardized test and have increased mathematical skills development.

 

Experts say that kids should begin to learn a foreign language from a young age and the younger, the better because a child is born with the ability to learn any language in the world.

 

The older the child gets, certain windows close in terms of language acquisition, but so long as the child learns the language before puberty (approximately age 12 or 13), the child should be able to speak with a native accent. 

 

Spanish

 

As the second most common language in the U.S, Spanish is a popular choice for parents and schools and is one of the easiest foreign languages for English speakers to learn. Spanish is a good foundation for learning other languages.