Bella Devyatkina from Moscow showed off her multi linguistic abilities on the Moscow TV show “”Udivitelniye Lyudi” (Incredible People)”. Although she is just 4 year old she can speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French German and Arabic.
Her mother Yulia Devyatkina, said her daughter is not a genius child; they have put a lot of time and effort in her development. Every child may not able to speak 7 languages, but any kid can master two or three,”
Bella’s mother is a linguist and has been teaching English to children and father works at the Radio Research and Development Institute in Moscow.
Initially mother spoke with Bella in English and Russian from birth, alternating every other day. This is to avoid the 2 languages were not mixed. When Bella was 10-months her parents included French language. She could not talk but could point her finger at things when parents referred to them. Observer mentioned that her French accent is very good when reading French passage.
Her parents taught reading words using special cards from the age of five months. When she was 10th month old when parents showed the word “hand” written in Russian or English, she showed her little hand. She was mastered to read 60 such cards when she turned one year. Bella began to read easily at the age of two.
When she was just under three, her parents added Chinese language to her program. Parents made her to watch Chinese cartoons. At the age of three years and two months, little Bella showed an interest in learning Spanish and German. Then Arabic was also added.
Scientists confirm that the ability to speak in different languages, and switch from one to the other, depends on the interaction of different areas of the brain. It was observed that multilingual kids like Devyatkina has been grow up more intelligent than their monolingual kids of roughly the same age. Psychological Science study showed that bilingualism can have a positive effect on a child’s cognitive thinking and development. Moreover, multilingual kids are said to become better communicators in the future.
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