Bilingual is Better is a very helpful and informative book by Ana L. Flores and Roxana Soto. The title expresses a big truth that multicultural parents already know, but that people who speak only one language may not be fully aware of.
Here are 10 reasons why being bilingual gives you an edge:
1.- Studies have shown that bilingual people are smarter!
2.- You can think of more concepts as some don’t translate into other languages.
3.- If you speak two languages, it’s easier for you to learn a third.
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4.- You can read certain books in the original language in which they were written.
5.- You are more likely to succeed professionally.
6.- Your odds of meeting the man of your life double!
7.- You can curse at your suegra in your second language and she won’t bat an eye.
8.- Your kids will know you mean business when you threaten to bring out the “chancleta.”
9.- You can watch telenovelas in Spanish and soaps in English!
10.- You can enjoy a (bilingual) split personality!
[Mamiverse’s Bilingual Plus is an online channel devoted to bringing parents and educators the bilingual learning tools they need in the form of digital picture books, sing-alongs, and free curriculum-based family activities.]