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The Benefits of Being Bilingual

A Brief Review of the Research

Learning more than one language is an asset to individuals, families, and our entire society. Developing the child’s home language provides the foundation for reading and writing, preparing children to be biliterate. Researchers have found many benefits to being bilingual and biliterate. In this handout you learn about a few of the benefits and find links for more information.

The Benefits of Being Bilingual Handout-English

The Benefits of Being Bilingual Handout-Spanish

The Office of Early Childhood Development in the US Department of Health and Human Services offers many more Talk, Read and Sing Together Every Day! resources and handouts in partnership with Too Small to Fail.

For more information visit the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Early Childhood Development website.

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