From Our Editors
Admittedly, "polyglot" sounds like something parents would want their kids to avoid becoming. But many recent studies have indicated that polyglots—meaning, people who can speak multiple languages—have greater cognitive abilities than single-language speakers. Add that evidence to the fact that being multilingual expands one's career opportunities, and it's quite clear: speaking a second language leads to advantages in life.
For parents who want to give their kids this edge, ¡Viva el Español! provides Spanish lessons to toddlers and little ones up to grade eight, when their young brains—much like sponges—are ready to soak up a second language. It also aims to promote cross-cultural understanding from an early age, as native-speaking educators teach their pupils through arts and crafts, games, music, and other engaging activities.