Early Exposure to Foreign Language Helps Students Find Later Success

This has been a week to remember. Starting with two Snow Days because of frigid temperatures, high winds, in addition to the sleet and snow, the next two days of the week were scheduled late starts for everyone except the sophomores. As the tenth graders used the first two hours of both of these days taking the writing assessments, the rest of the students were allowed to come in two hours later.

Although the missed days and late starts were something to celebrate, the real memory of the week came when your daughter and three of her middle school friends went back to visit the Montessori classroom they used to attend. From the first when these friends began working in earnest on the Spanish curriculum lessons to the days when they first started using the bead cabinet in elementary, it is important to you that your daughter still keeps in touch with her Montessori friends.

How Long Ago Did Your Child Begin Spanish Curriculum Lessons?

Beginning Spanish curriculum lessons as early as possible can help your child find the academic success that they need to succeed in today’s world. The latest research indicates that the earlier a child is introduced to a foreign language the better. Ideally, it seems foreign language introduction before the age of 10 is ideal, but before the age of five, is even better.

With the use of preschool Spanish curriculum lessons, schools can set the stage for children to master other languages in the future. The latest census reports indicate that Spanish is the second most-spoken language in the world. With 387 million native speakers, in fact, more people on earth speak Spanish than English. By learning this language, the opportunities for Spanish speakers across the globe are endless.

Many parents and most educators realize that taking advantage of the critical time in early development is important. Much like the Montessori method, parents of dual language speakers realize that acquiring language skills comes naturally and easily when children are given these opportunities at the earliest of ages. A child’s capacity to pronounce unfamiliar, foreign sounds and to absorb new grammar rules, for instance, is highly enhanced prior to age six.

If you are in the place where your youngest child is now a senior in high school you likely have the opportunity to look back on all the educational progress that has been made. From Spanish lessons to Montessori classrooms, there are many advantages that the best educational choices can have on learners of all ages.