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Two Languages Better Than One for Kids' Brains: Study
Bilingual children excel at problem-solving, creative thinking, research suggests
University of Strathclyde, news release - August 9, 2012
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Children who speak more than one language seem to have a learning advantage: Being bilingual can improve children's problem-solving skills and creative thinking, a new study suggests.
The mental sharpness needed to switch between two languages may develop skills that boost other types of thinking, explained researchers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.