The New York Times published an interesting overview of research on bilingual vs. monolingual infants this week. You might remember that bilingualism, and the cognitive advantages of bilingualism are topics that we are very interested in on this blog. The NYTimes article presents research on what’s happening in the development of infants who are brought up in either mono- or bilingual environments. The results are actually very interesting.
You can find the article here, but I will say that researches have found that bilingual babies are “more cognitively flexible,” which I think is a great phrase!