Being Bilingual Can Yield Superior Social Skills

PBS KIDS Oh Noah is designed to teach Spanish to children ages six to eight through animated videos with embedded games that help build vocabulary.  While many of us can intrinsically appreciate the benefits of bilingualism, an article last month in the NY Times blog Well, entitled “The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals,” went beyond looking at some of the obvious advantages of being bilingual, such as being able to experience more diverse conversations and experiences.

The article referenced two recent studies that “demonstrate that multilingual exposure improves not only children’s cognitive skills but also their social abilities.”  Resources for bilingual education are plentiful at PBS LearningMedia, where a search of “bilingual” brings up more than 50 results that can be filtered by grade, content and resource type.  You can also find Oh Noah at PBS LearningMedia or go directly to the Oh Noah website.

To read more about the NY Times’ article: The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals, published on 3/17/16, click here.

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