Psycholinguistic professionals often discuss cognitive models based on how we identify images stored within our brains. We know that ice cream is sweet and tasty, because those are associations we added to ice cream and more associations lead to better memories. Language is similar. The tracts of early language learning help build memories with language associations. A pencil in English is a crayon in French. In Spanish, a pencil is lapiz. By establishing associations like this at earlier ages can help young children learn to communicate better in a world where more cultures interact.
People say the world is a mess. The wise say, “You can’t perceive the world unless you wear the other person’s shoes.” Learning and understanding different perspectives of reality is fundamental in coping with diversification. Finding and wearing those metaphoric shoes is easy as Little Pim offers babies exposure to learning different languages.
I grew up as a child of immigrant parents and learned two or three languages. After time has passed, I remain proficient in two and somewhat familiar with the third. That knowledge is a unique power in interactions and in understanding.
Since birth, your baby has the capacity to learn at a very grand scale while learning to grow and relate to a new environment. At this primal phase, the baby’s brain is at its most flexible as it acquires vast memories and associations, likes and dislikes, that help shape lives into the future. Be it nature, nurture, or both, life is a wide variety of inputs that helps shape and wire those brains in unique ways that help shape opportunities of the future.
From my experience, the exposure to multiple languages as a baby up through pre-school has added to the shaping of my personality. Babies associate language from experiencing a mass of stimuli. Almost instantly, the brain begins setting long-term storage and organizes thought processes that may surprise many parents. Offering a baby exposure to multiple languages may set important foundations for the life that lies ahead.
Between birth and five years of age, the human brain is wired for learning multiple languages. After age five, this critical window begins to close and it gets much harder to acquire a new language and a good accent.
An example of this is Henry Kissinger, a former United States Secretary of State. Kissinger speaks with a German accent that he was never able to drop because his family arrived to New York when he was nearly 6. Through all his education and life, the Germanic accent was always there.
Actors can learn other accents but, when being interviewed, revert back to their original accents, learned as babies.
Founded on clinical research in child development, neuroscience and linguistics, Little Pim is software for families who want to take advantage of their young child’s fertile, yet brief, window for learning more than one language with ease.
The award-winning Little Pim series provides an interactive method with all the tools necessary for parents to become their child’s first language tutor even if the language is new to them too. By structuring and encouraging parent-child interaction, Little Pim’s unique method fosters maximum language learning.
Little Pim language instruction may be found on Leapfrog tunes and as apps on iTunes and on Android. So there are many ways of accessing and exposing your children. How can you expose younger babies?
Little Pim software is available on DVD that can be played on any DVD player. Each Little Pim educational DVD has a unique, child-friendly theme, such as eating, playtime and feelings. The method teaches 360 words and phrases, providing the essential building blocks for language learning. A child only needs 500 words to be considered “conversational” in a language. Babies, toddlers and kids respond enthusiastically to Little Pim’s format, which combines animated and live-action videos.
The point is your baby will adopt the primary language and accents that are spoken at home. Yet becoming familiar with other languages will help shape friendships and understanding through a lifetime where globalization offers many challenges and opportunities. It’s a small world, after all. Little Pim language software products help to empower your young child for a future where world interactions may become more dominant in lives and lifestyles than they are now.