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What are the benefits of being bilingual as a child?

Among the many proven benefits of bilingualism, research has shown that bilingual children tend to be more creative thinkers as bilingualism shapes the brain capability to think outside the box. Brain functions stay sharper as they age. Bilingualism has a positive effect on intellectual growth and enhances a child’s mental development. In addition, bilingual children are predisposed to enjoy better cognitive skills. At school, children speaking another language perform better in academic tests. Their brain is kept active, alert and sharp to strike a balance when handling different tasks.