07 Feb '12, 3am

Good for toddlers to learn more languages. Singapore perspective.

Good for toddlers to learn more languages. Singapore perspective.

By Gwendolyn Ng my paper Tuesday, Feb 07, 2012 Toddlers who are learning many languages have been found to perform better at certain tasks than those who are learning fewer languages, a study revealed yesterday. More than 100 children here, aged 18 to 30 months, were studied. Among those aged 18 to 24 months, those learning more than two languages are better able to remember the location of an object or figure out ways to find a hidden toy, than those who are learning just one or two languages. The research was conducted by National University of Singapore (NUS) between March and December last year. Associate Professor Leher Singh from NUS' Department of Psychology said that when a child learns more than one language, he is trying to keep track of two or three different "systems" at the same time. "It's quite a significant problem (that) children have to resolve at an earl...

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