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Spanish, French and More: Foreign-Language Classes for Kids on Long Island

Learning another language can be beneficial. Research has shown that language learning can improve memory and problem-solving skills. It can help you multitask; performance in other academic areas is improved; and it can help us navigate and communicate in our increasingly diverse communities, workplaces, and schools.

Learning a new language can be fun. However, if you have less than fond memories of sitting through high school Spanish or French classes, don't fret. There are a number of schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties that offer classesincluding mommy/daddy-and-meto expose your child to a new world of words and phrases. It's easier for babies and young children to master another language than it is for teens and adults. Learning with your child can be a bonding experience and something that you can share for years to come.

Depending on the school, classes are offered in levels from beginners to advanced. Prices for classes vary by school; contact each directly for costs.

And be sure to look at our classes and enrichment guide for more ways to learn what your kids might enjoy. 

Awesome Arcades for Long Island Kids

Get your little gamers off the couch and out of the house at these awesome arcades on Long Island. As a bonus, most arcades are located at party places or sports complexes. Get the whole family (and friends) together for some bowling, laser tag or mini-golf, and cap off your trip with ticket-winning arcade games for a chance to win some valuable prizes.

Get more ideas on what to do inside with kids in our Indoor Play Spaces Guide or Kids' Sports Centers Guide. And for even more kid-friendly activities, check out our Long Island Events Calendar.

5 Kid-Friendly Pizza Places on Long Island

There are few people that can resist saying yes to a slice of pizza. There's the delicious crust, tasty sauce and, of course, the yummy cheese (is anyone else getting hungry?). But on top of enjoying a great slice, parents can also make the experience even better for their little ones by visiting one of these kid-friendly pizza establishments. And for more ideas on where to dine with the kids, check out our latest post on More Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free.

The Most Family-Friendly Libraries in Nassau County

Parents are always searching for family (and budget) friendly activities and places for the kiddies to blow off steam. Play places make for a good time--and so is the great outdoors (when it's warm enough)--but you can also find out-of-the-box fun at your local library. We looked into libraries across Nassau County that have over-the-top children's rooms and extraordinary activities to keep your family engaged and entertained. And don't worry about being silenced by the librarians here!

For other kid-friendly activities, check out our Inside Activity Guide and Long Island Events Calendar.

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