Help your child learn Yoruba

More than 20 million people speak Yoruba, which is considered the most popular language in Southwest Nigeria. Also, Yoruba is spoken in some parts of Benin and Togo. English is Nigeria’s only official language. In contrast, Yoruba is one of Nigeria’s three most widely spoken languages. The Igbo and Hausa are the other two.

In Southwest Nigeria, Yoruba is used in government administration, educational resources, literature, and filmmaking.

Learning a second language offers numerous benefits. There are numerous studies that show that learning a second language enhances problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and listening abilities. It improves memory, focus, and creativity. Learning a new language not only provides access to a different culture, but it also has the ability to foster a deeper sense of connection to that society.

While learning a new language as an adult is more difficult, research shows that learning a new language as a child is far easier. With that said, if you’ve ever thought about helping your child learn Yoruba, now is the time to get started. Arábìnrin ni wá offers a variety of resources to help children (and adults) learn Yoruba  through books.

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