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Teach Kids Importance Of Mother Tongue

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Learning to speak in the mother tongue is very important for a child’s overall development. Being fluent in the mother tongue, which is also known as the native language, benefits the child in many ways. It connects him to his culture, ensures better cognitive development, and aids in the learning of other languages. Read on to know more about this.  

The Importance Of Mother Tongue

A child’s first comprehension of the world around him, the learning of concepts and skills, starts with the language that is first taught to him. Mother language has such an important role in framing our thinking and emotions.

Mother Tongue: The Language Of Heart And Mind

Mother language has a very powerful impact in the formation of the individual. Our first language, the beautiful sounds which one hears and gets familiar with before being born while in the womb, has such an important role in shaping our thoughts ...

The First Language You Learn Hard-Wires Your Brain Forever

It doesn't matter whether you still speak it fluently or can't remember a single word of it, the first language you learnt as a child has already irreversibly changed your brain. Canadian researchers have discovered that being exposed to a languag...

Children Learn Better In Their Mother Tongue

Globally, there are 50-75 million ‘marginalized’ children who are not enrolled in school. Children whose primary language is not the language of instruction in school are more likely to drop out of school or fail in early grades. Research has show...

'Kids Fare Better When Taught In Mother Tongue' - Times Of India

Studying mathematics scores of the same set of kids in multiple rounds of tests, a researcher has concluded that kids learn better in their mother-tongue. Kids attending Telugu medium schools - data was gathered in Andhra Pradesh - "on average per...

Can Children Learn English Before Their Mother Tongue?

Can children learn a second language before they even learn to speak their mother tongue? Many children are brought up listening to and hearing 3 or 4 languages. My grandson is a perfect example: his mother speaks to him in her mother tongue, Kore...

The Importance Of One’S Mother Tongue In Primary Education

Imagine yourself as a child attending school only to realize that you cannot understand anything said by your teachers (and vice-versa) … Yet this has long been the unenviable situation faced by “tribal” children all over the world including Indi...

Silencing The Mother Tongue Makes It Harder To Learn English

The best way for a child to excel in English is to be good in her own native language. The message from academic research is that, at home, smart parents should stick with the language they know best. Speak that with your children – even if you ca...

Learning In Your Mother Tongue First Is The Key To Success At School

Why is mother tongue-based multilingual education important? It’s a question I’ve been asked often over the past five years in my role as the coordinator of the Asia Multi­lingual Education Working Group, which advocates removing barriers to quali...

How Important Is It For Us To Ensure That Our Children Learn Their Mother Tongue?

Jerry Pinto, the Mumbai-based author and journalist, underlines the importance of encouraging our children to learn their mother tongue, in this video.

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