Trendy Brooklyn Babies Learning French Little ones taking in second language before they can speak By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff Posted Aug 22, 2012 5:05 PM CDT 11 comments Comments New trend in Brooklyn? Babies are taking French lessons. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Despite the fact they can barely talk, some cosmopolitan babies in Brooklyn are studying French. The mommies of the tots are heeding the results of various studies suggesting that exposure to a second language when very young will improve the learning of new languages later on in life, reports DNAinfo.com. "Anywhere from eight months to three years is when children are really sponges," says the teacher of a local Baby French class. "They’re picking up everything." During one session, the babies watched a puppet show starring Les Trois Petit Cochons (The Three Little Pigs), sang "Frère Jacques," and listened to the story L'Ours à la Maison (The Bear at Home). Click for more on the trend.