Raising bilingual kids can be an arduous task, but the long-term benefits knowing a second language can have on a child’s life is well worth it.
Studies have found that children who know more than one language are better at switching between tasks, and those who continue speaking multiple languages throughout their life can look forward to having better “cognitive flexibility” and a sharper brain in old age than those who only spoke one language in their adult life.
And if that wasn’t enough, bilingual kids are also better problem solvers.
It takes plenty of work to make sure your children grow up bilingual, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
Here are 13 great gifts to help your child master both English and Spanish:
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Bilingual Learning Kitchen
First 100 Words, Bilingual Edition
Discovery Kids' Teach & Talk Bilingual Tablet
Bilingual North America Map And Puzzle
Colorful Spanish Flashcards
Magnetic Word Tiles In English And Spanish
Spanish Number And Food Chart Placemat
"Counting With / Contando Con Frida" Book
Dora The Explorer Bilingual Learning Pad
English And Spanish Memory Matching Game
Trilingual Shapes & Colors Puzzle
Children's CD "Coloreando"
Parts Of The Body Spanish Worksheets