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Why Your Child Should Start Learning Chinese at a Young Age

Learning a new language at any age is always difficult, but children have a unique ability to grasp information, making it an ideal time for them. Here are some reasons why you should consider teaching your child Chinese. 

It Is Easier to Learn

Chinese is said to be one of the most difficult language to learn as a non-native speaker. For an English speaker, it is classified as category 5 (the most difficult) in terms of difficulty, even more difficult than Russian and Hindi (both are category 4).

Having said that, one of the best things about learning Chinese at a young age is that it’s easier to pick up. We’re not saying that it’s easy to the point that it requires no effort, but for children, progress happens much faster. The younger your child is, the more receptive their brain will be to learning new concepts and skills. It’s easier to teach children, since they will adapt to various teaching methods faster than most adults.

Your Child Will develop a Respect for Other Cultures

It is never too early to introduce your child to other cultures to grow their awareness and open their minds. A great added bonus of your child learning Chinese is that they will learn so much about Chinese history and culture. When we learn a new language, we connect with a new culture and way of seeing things. 

There’s a reason they say that travel is a great form of education. Travel allows us to connect deeper with a world we previously wouldn’t have known. So, as they learn to appreciate differences in others, they will learn to appreciate other cultures and their language.

It Will Contribute to Your Child's Cognitive Development

As you know, language learning is more than just repeating words and phrases—it’s about developing a sense of self, understanding the world around them, and communicating with others. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that your child feels safe and comfortable in their environment as they learn.

Children who are exposed to more than one language during their early years perform better in some cognitive areas than those who only speak one language. They also tend to have better verbal fluency and more opportunities later in life. 

Chinese uses a different writing system, ideograph instead of alphabets. It also heavily relies on intonation which is different from Roman or Germanic languages. As a result, when a young child learns Chinese, their brain gets more stimulation, exposure and development. As a start, their visual, audio and vocal development, as well as information processing ability, all get extra stimulation.

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Sagebooks Hongkong promotes independent reading and life-long learning by nurturing the child’s confidence, autonomy and self-teaching abilities. Since 2006. Find out more About Us.

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