Bilingual Children

The Advantages of Being Bilingual - Part 2

In our last post, we listed some of the incredible benefits of being bilingual. Today, we break those benefits into greater detail.

Bilingual Kids Do Better in School 

This is one benefit that pushes many parents to introduce a second language to their children. Research shows that learning a foreign language at an early age can improve a child’s cognitive abilities. This can actually result in higher test scores in areas like reading and math. They also tend to score higher on standardized college admission exams—a perk that can benefit any child far into their future.

Bilingual Kids Develop a Better “Ear” for Language

When you expose a child to a second language early on, it can help them develop a better “ear” for language later on in life. According to studies on the topic, when kids learn multiple languages at once, they naturally learn to distinguish the meaning between very similar sounds. This will help children achieve better pronunciation as they grow older and find it will be easier to achieve fluency as well.

Bilingual Kids Tend to Be More Empathetic 

Teaching empathy can be a challenge for any parent, but teaching multiple languages can actually increase empathy in little ones. According to one study from the University of Chicago, children who speak multiple languages are actually better at understanding different perspectives and easily put themselves in other people’s shoes. 

Bilingual Kids Get Better Jobs 

One of the biggest responsibilities that parents have is to help prepare their children for their futures and to enter the “real world.” The ability to communicate in different languages is becoming an essential skill for those entering the workforce. By encouraging their children to learn multiple languages, parents may actually be helping their child stand out in an employee pool later on in life. 

Bilingual Kids Understand of Other Cultures 

In our diverse world today, it has never been more important for better cross-cultural communication. Bilingual children have the opportunity to understand and appreciate others with culture differences. If can help any child open up to new opportunities, new ways of thinking and embrace others who may be different from them. A mindset like this can only help create a better world for all of our futures.

Here at Binibi, we know first-hand how many amazing benefits there are with being bilingual. This is why we have created a series of books, designed to help kids embrace their multilingual upbringing—and have fun while they do it! 

Keep an eye out for upcoming blogs where we’ll share everything we know about raising bilingual kids! Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear.