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Kids and Language Facts

Parents and educators work hard to give children the skills they need to thrive. One of those skills is helping them to become influential communicators and fluent in more than one language. The vocabulary a person uses and their accent strongly influences the life that they will lead and the work that they will do.

The best time for a child to learn new languages is right now. The sooner a child is exposed to a second language, the easier it is to learn. Children's greatest capacity to absorb and retain languages is in early childhood. This is during their window of opportunity years, before their 13th birthday.

According to Time Magazine:
"The ability to learn a second language is highest between birth and the age of six then undergoes a steady and inexorable decline."

Today's Parent writes:
".... the window for language learning is in the first six years."

Professor Toto® Multi-Media Language Education Series was created for 2 to 12 year olds to learn a new language naturally. As they laugh and sing with Professor Toto® and his friends, they make a seamless transition into a second language. Don't miss that prime time to learn another language.

Why study another language?

According to the College Board:
"Students who had at least four years of a foreign language tend to score higher on both the math and verbal portions of the SAT."


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Higher College Entrance Exam Scores. 75% of the SAT and ACT's verbal sections measure vocabulary and root word comprehension. Since English shares roots with Latin-based words, studying French, Spanish or Italian increases the probability of scoring higher on college entrance, and other standardized tests.
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Enhanced Processing Skills. Researchers at England's Wellcome Trust concluded that Chinese Mandarin speakers use both sides of the brain to process voice melody, while French, Spanish, English speakers only process voice melody on the right. The Trust's researchers theorize that the musical pitch, range and voice melody needed to learn Mandarin sensitizes and trains Chinese speakers brains to discriminate and interpret a far wider range of audial cues, tones, and phonetically based sounds than non-Chinese speakers.
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Acquiring Native Pronunciation. Language learned from a native speaker before a child's window of opportunity ends will always be pronounced like a native, while language learned after the age of 12 or 13 will be always pronounced with a "foreign accent."
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Expand Their World. Children gain global awareness and cultural adaptability to take with them to adulthood, the job market, and beyond.
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And much more! The sooner a child enrolls in Professor Toto's classroom, the sooner he can begin acquiring the countless benefits of learning another language.