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Oct
20
2010

These kids are simply adorable – singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in French.  They’re from Le Petite Paradis – a bilingual French preschool in New York City.  This Wall Street Journal piece lauds the benefits of bilingualism and hints at even further research in the pipeline on this issue.  Bilingualism = flexble brains = more flexible learners.

Of course I’ve been convinced for a very long time – but as we all know, it takes a lot of discipline and effort to keep up the learning of native languages at home.  It’s videos like this that add fuel to the fire and keep us going.

(However, in all honesty, I will have to say that I tried singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Telugu – and it just doesn’t work, given that the Telugu words for “knees” and “toes” are 3 syllables each.  Darn over-syllabized South Indian languages…)

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