Food for the brain: Why being multilingual benefits you

Children like Tanabordee (seen here with his mother Wanwisa Lim) who are exposed to multiple languages tend to demonstrate greater cognitive flexibility and may enjoy advantages for life.
Children like Tanabordee (seen here with his mother Wanwisa Lim) who are exposed to multiple languages tend to demonstrate greater cognitive flexibility and may enjoy advantages for life.ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

Studies have shown that being adept in more than one language has profound effects on a child's brain development.

Children like Tanabordee Pansook Lim who are exposed to multiple languages tend to demonstrate greater cognitive flexibility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'Food for the brain: Why being multilingual benefits you'. Print Edition | Subscribe