The International School of Los Angeles is offering a bilingual French and English program fortoddlers between the ages of 12 and 30 months old. LILA Mini Club will teach French to parents and children in a warm, loving, and supportive environment. Music and playtime activities will help children in their language acquisition while parents, some of them learning alongside their children, will also be able to participate in discussions on their children’s development. Today, 66% of the world’s children are raised to speak two languages. Scientific research has shown that in addition to the global exposure an added language gives, bilingual children are better at focusing, multitasking, have increased mental flexibility and creativity, possess stronger logic skills, and perform better academically than their monolingual peers. Scientists believe that the optimal time for children to learn a second language is from birth to 3 years.