Science Behind Our Approach:
The window of opportunity for learning language refers to a time period where it is easier to learn language skills at higher levels. The blue curve on the graph to the right shows that the number of new synapses, or brain connections, for language acquisition peaks around 11 months of age. This does not mean that children cannot learn language skills when they are older. It means that there is a period of time where it is easier to learn at a high level.
The Earlier a Child Learns to Read, the Better the Child Reads and the More the Child Enjoys Reading
An abundance of research shows the early language environment has long-term effects on later language skills. The earlier a child learns language skills, the better, is a consistent finding in language research.Babies who learned more words by 18 months of age also had greater vocabularies at age 3. This is known as a “language gap”, where babies with better receptive language abilities early in life also know more words at later ages.
According to Edelman’s Theory of Neuronal Group Selection more elaborate brain connections form when multisensory learning occurs compared to single sensory learning (Edelman, 1987). With more elaborate connections, the person has multiple ways to remember information. In addition, the babies’ brains could develop in a more efficient manner if written, spoken, and receptive language are learned simultaneously.
In the growth and development of babies, the most critical aspect and one that is of great concern to any parent is baby brain development. Medical experts agree that there is no better time to assure the optimal development of your baby’s sensory faculties than at infancy and the earlier you begin the better. At birth, most of your baby’s neurons are already in place and before the age of 3, the brain is already developed to about 80% of its adult capacity.
As an infant, your baby’s senses of vision, hearing and touch are just beginning to develop and much of what will happen later in life are formed at infancy.
It is never too early to teach your baby to read. Brain development and coordination begins from the moment of conception and stimulating in your baby the desire and flair for academic excellence begins right from the cradle. The period between conception and 3 years is critical in your baby’s growth and development because at this stage, all the learning faculties are already fully developed and the synapses form at a faster rate. It means that this period is the best time to tap into and develop your baby’s learning potentials.