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Learning Languages

Music and lyrics by Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin

©1990 Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin

Young children are particularly adept at learning new languages. Studies show that children who speak multiple languages have improved critical thinking skills, enhanced first-language learning, and broadened cultural knowledge, among other benefits.

Greta and Pam originally wrote this song using the Japanese words below, but it can be used with almost any language.

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