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
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

"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.