Because of the process of Natural Assimilation. Our methodology is focused and designed for children 2 - 8 years old, a phase known as “the phase of the Absorbent Mind” by Maria Montessori.
The first Plane of Development starts at birth and goes on until the child is about 6 years old, and is characterized by the “absorbent mind” of the child, which takes (or “absorbs”) all the good and bad aspects of their surrounding, language and culture. As opposed to adults, who acquire knowledge through intelligence, the absorbent mind of the child lets them learn even when they don’t have the necessary will for it (unconsciously). Given that this is the phase when language is acquired, it is essential that we begin teaching a second language to young children.
“Synaptic Pruning” is another cognitive process that occurs at the end of this phase for learners from 6 - 8 years of age. Synaptic Pruning, which that takes place in the brain, is the process of synapse elimination. This process aims to eliminate the neural connections that are not frequently used to ensure that our brain capacity is available to make connections that are used more frequently. Thus, if children younger than 6 years old only use their brain for one language, they will loose neural connections for a second language. This is why when they try to learn it later on; they have to reactivate these connections. This is why adults learn a second language more slowly and in a less efficient way.
At Lingokids we base our methodology in the natural assimilation process of the mother tongue, a process that occurs in a natural and spontaneous order.