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10 Amazing Benefits of Biliteracy in Kids


Biliteracy, the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages, is a skill that can open doors to countless opportunities for young readers. In this post, we explore just a few of the countless benefits that biliteracy in Spanish and English offers to young learners. Some might surprise you!

#1. Cognitive Development

Bilingual children often acquire enhanced cognitive skills, such as better problem-solving and critical thinking. Studies have also shown that learning two languages simultaneously strengthens both memory and multitasking ability!

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Children between 0 and 3 are uniquely well-suited to learn a second language with ease. This is due to their brains are in their most flexible stage.1

#2. Better Relationships

Bilingual children can confidently and authentically connect with a broader range of people and cultures. By nurturing strong communication skills in two languages, your little one will enjoy more positive social interactions as they grow.

#3. Academic Achievment

Research indicates that biliterate children tend to perform better academically. In fact, biliteracy has been seen to regularly boost standardized test scores and overall educational achievement.

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Students who study foreign languages perform measurably better on standardized test like the ACT and the SAT verbal section.2

#4. Career Advantages

Biliteracy is an increasingly coveted skill in the global job market. Many professions value employees who can communicate with diverse populations.

#5. Family & Heritage Connection

Biliteracy can strengthen family bonds by helping children communicate with extended family members who speak another language, thus preserving and passing down cultural heritage from generation to generation.

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Around 1 of 3 children under age 8 in the United States have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English at home.3

#6. Cultural Awareness

Bilingual children are, by nature, more open-minded, interested in, & respectful of different cultures, traditions, and points of view.

#7. Brain Health

Studies suggest that bilingualism may delay the onset of cognitive disorders in old age. Bilingual individuals exhibit better brain health and resilience!

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For people who learned a second language before the age of five, brain scans reveal a greater density of grey matter in areas associated with language processing.4

#8. Life Flexibility

Biliterate children are better equipped to adapt to different learning environments. They can study, work, and live in different countries with grace and ease.

#9. Increased Empathy

Bilingual children develop empathy by understanding different perspectives and worldviews. They tend to be more inclusive and compassionate individuals.

#10. Lifelong Curiosity

Why stop at just two languages? Biliteracy instills a curiosity about the world that can last a lifetime!


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3. [Dual Language Learners: A National Demographic and Policy Profile]

4. [Bilingual and Monolingual Brains Compared: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Syntactic Processing and a Possible “Neural Signature” of Bilingualism]

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