This is a great video - http://online.wsj.com/video/can-bilingualism-make-preschoolers-smarter/708AB4AE-E286-445D-A491-3E413A750E0C.html I watched through my subscription to the Wall Street Journal. Once again, it talks about the benefits of young children growing up bilingual, and shows a preschool immersion program in New York, but that even if you are an adult - you can help fight off Alzheimer's by learning (or re-learning) another language. So parents should be learning WITH their children.
Time after time, these studies show the same thing, yet public school boards across the U.S. do not understand the benefits of starting foreign language instruction in elementary school and requiring it through high school. I wish every school board member in this country could watch this little video. I know if you are reading this, I am probably preaching to the choir, but pass this video on - I will!!! Then you can come to our website, www.wor.com and find the products to help achieve bilingualism outside of a class!