A recent study by the University of Chicago proves it, but honestly, we didn’t need any research. As parents of bilingual children, we’ve seen it first hand. Our full-immersion Spanish program helps children to become more empathetic, and empathy is the best tool for any creative person.
'Speaking two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, psychology researchers have demonstrated some less obvious advantages of bilingualism, too. For instance, bilingual children may enjoy certain cognitive benefits, such as improved executive function — which is critical for problem solving and other mentally demanding activities.' New York Times article
The study was published last year in the journal Psychological Science