The Importance of Multilingual Education in Early Childhood at Step by Step Nursery

The Importance of Multilingual Education in Early Childhood at Step by Step Nursery

Multilingualism promotes cognitive flexibility in children, helping them enhance their creative thinking skills and ability to think and respond in multiple languages. Linked to strong academic results and interesting career opportunities as they grow older, learning multiple languages in childhood can be an instrumental element of development. With a goal of helping children reach their full potential, Step by Step is proud to offer a multilingual approach that includes both English and Arabic for enhanced learning. Our setting helps multilingual children blossom through creative and concrete learning opportunities, building on strengths while learning new skills in the process.

Development of Language and Communication Skills

The first three years of life are critical when it comes to acquiring speech and language skills. While these skills improve cognitive development in little ones, they also promote social interaction with other children and adults, too. Step by Step uses open questioning and language modelling to help multilingual children grow and flourish. With vocabulary-rich classrooms and innovative activities that encourage self-expression, we value and encourage both English and Arabic in our setting.

Exposure to Different Cultures and Languages

When children are exposed to different languages and cultures, they’re able to understand and engage with various social experiences. Helping them communicate with children from various backgrounds and cultures, this early exposure is vital in building effective social communication skills. Proud of our position in Dubai and the UAE, Step by Step carries out projects that celebrate local culture at every opportunity. But we also ensure that other backgrounds and languages are celebrated and encouraged to foster an inclusive environment for all.

Preparation for Global Education and Learning

Learning multiple languages at a young age prepares children for global education and learning in later life. Opening the door for various academic and career opportunities as they grow older, our multilingual setting promotes positive outcomes in both literacy and understanding of the world. Living in an increasingly global world, research suggests that multilingual children are more creative with advanced decoding skills, helping prepare them for global education and learning. Our learning environment enables multilingual children to explore their creativity through concrete learning opportunities.

Share this post