If you have decided to place your child in an immersion enrichment program to give them a more robust academic support system, congratulations! Your child is on their next step to language fluency and academic confidence.
However, if you have never enrolled your child in an enrichment program before, we understand that you may have some questions -- and Jump! is here to answer them.
1. Will an enrichment program burn out or confuse my child?
This is a common question that we receive. Many parents believe that outside of school, children won’t want to engage in other academic work, or will be too busy with homework and other extracurricular activities. They wonder if adding language immersion to the mix may feel more confusing, especially if your child is young.
At Jump’s immersion enrichment programs, we combine fun with learning. Your child will improve their academic and language skills and have so much fun they won’t even notice. From storytelling to cooking lessons, your child won’t burn out or get confused.
2. Will learning another language interfere with learning English?
Many wonder if learning another language will interfere with learning English in schools, but this is a common myth. In fact, bilingual children are more likely to be academically successful, which is why a bilingual supplemental education is invaluable.
Child psychologists have researched bilingualism and its effects on early childhood development, and the results have been overwhelmingly positive. The benefits range from social development to having a more flexible approach to solving problems.
In addition, students who are bilingual rather than monolingual have greater empathy and capacity to connect with others.
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3. My child is older... Will it interfere with other homework and assignments for school?
If your child is approaching middle school, we understand concerns around homework and other extracurricular activities. While we understand that these concerns may begin surfacing, our program is designed for children under the age of 12 in mind and will not distract from homework and other assignments.
We believe that language immersion is an extremely valuable extracurricular activity, one that aids in all areas of development, creates a safe environment for children to learn, and provides them a life-long skill.
If you have any more questions regarding our immersion enrichment programs, we want to answer them! Please feel free to call our Edison or Livingston centers for more information.