If you are looking to give your child a competitive edge, then one of the best things that you can do is to introduce them to another language as early in their development as possible. The brain of a child is highly adaptable and is almost like a sponge as it can soak up and retain so much information at a young age. There are articles online that have plenty of information on what makes a good environment for a child to learn a second language, but there are also other things that you can do to help to encourage them in their learning.
Noah had his 2 1/2 year check up this morning and the health visitor made him do some things, which I’d never thought of before and I was gobsmacked. She drew a big circle and said who shall we draw and Noah shouted “Isla” at the top of his lungs, so the health visitor agreed and asked him to first draw Isla’s eyes and off he went dotting in the right place where eyes should be – she did have about 10 eyes but still he was in the right area. Next she asked him to draw some hair and off he went and drew her hair where hair should be, the same for the nose, mouth, arms and legs – I was amazed. I have never thought to ask him to do that before, I was so impressed and I can’t wait to get him to practice that every day now until his drawing gets better and more accurate.