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Best Bilingual Activities For Kids In DFW

September 21, 2012 5:00 AM

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Children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have a very multi-cultural heritage and are often exposed to various languages. In fact, some children already speak more than one language. These activities below encourage children to learn about other cultures which can have a positive effect on their intellectual growth and mental development.

Latino Cultural Center – Target Second Saturdays2600 Live Oak St.
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 671-0045
dallasculture.org/latinoculturalcenterThe Latino Cultural Center, located in the heart of Dallas, has various arts activities that specifically represent Latinos in the visual, performing arts, film, music and literature mediums. The Latino Cultural Center hosts an event every second Saturday of the month that is sponsored by Target. Every month, there is a different theme with bilingual storytelling, crafts, activities, films and so much more for kids and families. The storytelling and films are bilingual, presented in both English and Spanish.Related: Best Language Classes In Dallas

Dallas International School Language Institute – Children’s Language Education6039 Churchill Way
Dallas, TX 75230
(972) 991-6379
dallasinternationalschool.orgOne thing that makes the classes at Dallas International School Language Institute so special for children is that they are administered by native speakers with teaching experience. You can choose group classes or private lessons in French, Chinese, Spanish or Arabic. Classes practice creative learning starting with basic vocabulary and then moving toward communication with others within a few weeks. These classes are taught at the main location on Churchill Way or at the UT Dallas campus at 800 West Campbell Avenue.
Dallas Overseas Chinese SchoolRichardson North Junior High
1820 N. Floyd Road
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 882-8958
overseaschineseschool.comThis non-profit school, founded by the Hai-Hwa Foundation, provides courses in mathematics and Chinese languages. It also offers instruction in the Chinese cultural arts for activities such as tai chi, calligraphy and painting. Instructors provide instruction to kids from as young as 5 years old and extending through 11th grade.
Teatro Dallas – Children’s Theater Programs1331 Record Crossing Road
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 689-6492
teatrodallas.orgTeatro Dallas features various theater acting classes for kids taught in both English and Spanish. This is a great way for your child to learn Spanish and acting. For ages 16 and older, the classes include voice and body exercises, theatrical games and improvisational exercises. For the younger children, there will be dance, theatrical games and arts and crafts. The program includes a full production with three free performances. Children not only act but they also help to build the sets.

Dallas Spanish House
5740 Prospect Ave #1000
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-4410
dallasspanishhouse.comDallas Spanish House has one of the most comprehensive children’s Spanish programs with both a preschool Spanish immersion program and summer Spanish camps in North Texas. Children ages 2 to 10 years old will experience a variety of learning opportunities strengthening their cognitive abilities, music appreciation, physical and artistic activities all in Spanish. Students learn basic grammar, art, movement and culture.Related: Best Go-Kart Racing In DFW

Heather Buen is a social media and communications consultant as well as a mother of three that has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over ten years. She covers all things family and has experience as both a writer and single mom. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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