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 classes—including mommy/daddy-and-me—to 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.