In Newsweek’s cover story “Reading Your Baby’s Mind” on baby’s brain development, new research is profiled into the “babies learn foreign languages easily” phenomenon. The research states, a baby can easily learn a second language easily only if the secondary language is spoken by someone the baby has an emotional connection with.
That’s right, language tapes in the background are just that.
This isn’t something we outgrow.
The New York Times article Team-Building With a Twist details the pains companies are going through to connect their employees on an emotional level.
As with babies and foreign languages, it only clicks if the parental figure finds it valuable enough to join in: