Learning more than one language is an asset to individuals, families and the entire society. Multilingual individuals have the opportunity to participate in the global community in more ways, pick up information from more places, and learn more about people from different cultures. Developing children’s home language prepares them to be literate and provides with many benefits to being bi or multilingual, makes their brain very active and flexible, supports them in maintaining strong ties with their environment and is a key indicator of school success. This paper sheds light on the six principles of the second language development, the child’s early language development, the developing child’s bi or multilingualism, the sequential acquisition of different languages, the children’s language learner strategies at primary schools, the advantages of being multilingual, , what can we do to support child’s multilingualism ,and finally, provides us with the cognitive development in multilingual children, and the effect of multilingualism on personality, cognitive and educational development.
Multilingualism, acquisition of languages, language-learning strategies, patterns of language learning.
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