Bilingual kids may have a cognitive advantage – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study shows that there is an advantage tied to bilingualism and speaking two languages can be valuable for kids. Dr. Peggy McCardle at the NIH adds the importance of understanding bilingualism is growing.
McCardle: English learners, kids whose first language at home is not English, are the most rapidly growing group of children in the US educational system. And we need to know how they learn and whether it's worth keeping them bilingual or should we just forget about their native language.
Narrator: For more information on bilingualism and this study, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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