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4 Benefits of Learning a Second Language at a Young Age

Are you thinking about enroling your child in a summer day camp? Our Calgary Montessori preschool is offering an immersive Spanish summer camp that will ignite your child’s creativity, empathy, and passion for learning!


One of the main benefits of learning a second language at an early age is that children learn languages easier and faster. This is because, compared to adults and older kids, younger children have: 

  • More time to learn
  • Less to learn
  • Fewer inhibitions
  • A brain designed for language learning 


Explorar Mexico! Spanish Summer Camp at Our Calgary Montessori Preschool 

The 4-week Spanish summer camp at our Calgary Montessori preschool is designed to open your child up to a whole new world of learning. Students will learn beginner Spanish in a FULL SPANISH IMMERSION program that fully immerses them into the rich culture and history of Spanish speaking countries. 


Register for the Summer Day Camps at Our NW Calgary Montessori Preschool 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our Calgary Montessori Daycare/Preschool is maintaining its commitment to academic excellence by supporting our students and families through a virtual Montessori program. 

In addition to this, our two summer camps are currently open for registration, and we are also accepting applications for fall enrolment. 

Want to know more? 

REGISTER FOR SUMMER DAY CAMPS AT OUR NW CALGARY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL 


4 Benefits of Learning a Second Language as a Child 

It’s never too early to begin learning a language. It’s an exercise that is fun, promotes healthy development, and helps your child develop many cognitive and social benefits that will last a lifetime.

 If you are considering sending your child to a language summer day camp, such as the Explorar Mexico! summer day camp at our Calgary Montessori school, here are some of the benefits they will gain: 


1. They’ll Gain a Head Start 

Children who learn a new language before the age of 5 use the same part of the brain to acquire that second language that they use to learn their mother tongue. Younger children are also uninhibited by the fear of making mistakes, which is an obstacle for older beginners. This allows young children to learn faster and more effectively. 

2. They’ll Develop a Deeper Connection to the Language

The length of time a student is able to devote to learning a language has a direct and positive correlation to cognitive development. The earlier they start learning a second language, the greater the opportunity they have to grow alongside the additional language and culture, developing a deeper connection as they grow older.

3. They’ll Develop Key Skills 

Several studies have shown that learning a second language boosts key skills including problem solving, listening skills, and critical thinking. In addition to this, children proficient in other languages show signs of enhanced creativity and mental flexibility, as well as improved memory and concentration, and the ability to multitask. 

4. They’ll Boost Their Academic Achievement 

It has been shown that, compared to children who haven’t learned a second language, bilingual children have improved writing, math, and reading skills, and they tend to score higher on standardized tests.

5. They’ll Build Their Empathy and Tolerance 

Young children who are exposed early to other languages tend to display more positive attitudes to cultures associated with those languages. The experience of learning a language will introduce them to people and different ways of living, that they might not otherwise experience. This will go a long way to building their understanding and tolerance towards individuals from other cultures.


What You Can Do to Help Your Child: Register for Spanish Summer Camp at Our Calgary Montessori Preschool 

Whether you are bilingual or this is your first experience with another language, your support will make all the difference to your child’s success, so you must work to create an encouraging and active learning environment for your little one. 

The immersive Spanish summer camp at our NW Calgary Montessori preschool offers an opportunity for authentic learning and experiences. Your child will build their knowledge and understanding of the language and culture through 4 weeks of activities, crafts, and games. 


Register for the Summer Day Camps at Our Calgary Montessori Preschool 

At Grey Matter Montessori Preschool, enriching young minds is what we are passionate about! Our summer day camps, Explorar Mexico and Brightminds Math/Chess camps, will allow your child to gain important skills while having fun and building important friendships. 

Spots fill up quickly, so please call us at 587-707-4739 or send us an email to register today!


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