Babies have genius potential. A child's
gift of genius is developed
much nurturing in the home.
AND THE INFANT MIND
by Pamela Hicken
Babies can learn multiple foreign languages with ease. Early exposure to languages sets the stage for fluency later in life and, as an added benefit, actually stimulates overall brain development. Take the infants in classes taught by Francois Thibaut, founder of Language Workshop for Children, who attend weekly French classes with their parents. They learn words, phrases and songs without effort. Feedback from graduates of his classes indicates that they continue their love for learning, too, and not only in French or language-oriented fields.
says, "Studies show [babies]
recognize language as early as 4 months.
At 6 to 9 months, they begin
comprehending. By the 12th month, they
start repeating words they've heard. " He
continues, "Even if the child doesn't
continue in the language, learning so
young clearly stimulates brain activity...
Research now shows that learning a second
language at a young age not only doesn't
hinder children; it helps them do better
in their native language and in other
academic subjects. The first three years
are critical to developing the
intellectual potential a youngster carries
When a language is
presented before the age of seven, the
sounds, intonation and accents are
automatically entered into the computer of
the infant mind. Linguists sometimes
describe the various world languages as
having ranges similar to that of scales on
the piano. When a child hears the
frequencies of a specific language early
in life, it can be accessed later with
great ease and without accent.
languages is easy and can be a lot of fun!
When teaching an infant, toddler or
preschool-age child, the key is to present
the material in these two ways:
1) as gentle background
music/song/language tapes while they are
busy with other activities
2) as a lively, fun
presentation--puppets! music videos!
flashcards! song and dance!
It is important to
expose your child to many languages
without any expectation of the child
mirroring back what was presented. When
they are ready, children will
wholeheartedly jump in and repeat words,
phrases and songs. The goal is to have fun
and make the lessons
Learning Tapes and Videos
If you do not know a
foreign language, start a home library
containing a variety of language CDs. They are just as effective
for providing the basic sounds.
Editor's note: There are many
sources on the Internet to purchase foreign language materials for children, but as in all media choices, please select carefully. Media containing monsters and ugly creatures are not the right kind of material to give to children because their minds are forming. They will absorb the ugliness and bad behavior that they see, and bad media will introduce distortion into their minds. Much such material is presented to look very innocent, in order to fool people into thinking it is harmless –so companies can make more money. There is some kind of natural attraction to violence, sex and horror, which the marketing and manufacturers take advantage of, drawing upon the baser elements of man's nature, rather than cultivating the best in people. Today's media for children is over-stimulating and results in ADD and hyperactivity, and encourages or sets the example for numerous other types of undesirable behavior, including criminal behavior.
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