"Rather than a single abrupt moment in time when the window of opportunity closes for bilingualism, there is a gradual decline throughout childhood. Earlier is not only easier, but better."
More than 1 in 5 children already have simultaneously mastered more than one language well by age 5.
EARLY BILINGUALS AQUIRE:
Significant head start in language requirements for college and the workplace
Improved cognitive abilities: de-coding, rhyming and categorizing more effectively while using new words more easily
Positive attitude for cultural understanding in general and connection to target language populations in specific
Enhanced brain function as they outperform mono-linguals on all standardized tests
Overall, early language is more a cognitive problem solving exercise than a linguistic one