Your child is surrounded by spoken language. When children hear words in two languages (Which is the red truck? Which is rojo?), they discover that words that sound different can mean the same thing. This helps them develop into keen listeners, ripe for language learning. According to researchers and teachers, children who know multiple languages are better readers, have better memory skills and generally perform better in school. Even if you don't speak a second language, you can provide early exposure to language with bilingual toys, books and lullabies. When should you introduce a new language? The earlier the better. Your bambino is listening!