Categories for Language

Little Lingo Learners

Mandarin & Auslan Language

Posted on October 1, 2020

Ni hao everyone!  Our Little Lingo Learners have been increasingly confident in their learning journey for both Mandarin & Auslan language. Research shows that learning a second language boosts problem-solving, critical thinking, and listening skills, in addition to improving memory, concentration, and mental flexibility. This can be seen from the children’s learning as they displayed excellent memory retention from the new words and signs they have learned. We have had some interesting discussions in the past where children asked for...

the importance of second third or even 5th language

Little Lingo Learners: The Importance of a Second, Third or Even 5th Language

Posted on July 11, 2020

This morning I had a very interesting discussion with two new parents. They were both here to settle their children to eventually attend Leap Start Early Learning Child Care. The visiting father spoke 4 languages: Hindi, English, Sanskrit, and his local dialect from West India, and the visiting mother and her husband spoke Thai and Vietnamese at home. There was a worry that too many languages might be overwhelming for a child to learn simultaneously, however being German myself and...