Being Bilingual Helps Children Think Creatively

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Being Bilingual Helps Children Think Creatively
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 4:48pm

I know that the topic of bilingual children being excellent problem solvers has been brought up before, but I found another article on it:

In addition to be very good problem solvers, bilingual children have been found to be more creative thinkers.  I think this is a different study too.

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Registered: 03-19-2002
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 11:22pm

Makes a lot of sense.

Now of course that could explain why the Idnian school system is pressurizing parents to speak only English to their kids, this is a school system that has no place for free thinking and creativity...I actually find it frightening, kids are supposed to gobble up the teacher's words, take them as truth and not question anything :-(

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Registered: 09-28-2012
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 9:54pm
I love this topic! I am going to send my daughter to a Spanish-immersion school when she is of age. If I had to point to 1 thing that has made my life interesting, it is being able to speak Spanish. But I don't speak it to her often - she looks at me funny when I do. BUT...I am a little worried about her 1st day of school when Spanish is the only language spoken, so I am trying to find a bi-lingual preschool.
Any one out there have their kids in an immersion school? Would love to hear your stories!