We all know the importance of building children’s vocabulary, thanks to a landmark 1995 study which found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families. This
For children in preschool, speaking two languages may be better than one, especially for developing the skill of inhibitory control, that is, the impulse control necessary to stop a hasty, reflexive response and instead select a more considered, adaptive response.
Early this year, it was widely reported that one of the most important early literacy skills in kids isn’t about reading at all, but about spelling words — and not even correct spelling of words. The study, published in Developmental Psychology,