The best way to ensure your kids don't end up hating Spanish is to keep it fun. If your children feel like speaking their second language is some sort of chore or obligation, I can guarantee they will rebel against it and you'll be sad and disappointed.

There are many ways in which you can make Spanish fun for them, including through music, movies, and books. But today I'm going to talk about one that is often forgotten thanks to the ever-growing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and the apps that come with them.

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I'm referring to good old board games that many of us used to play when we were kids. You may think your kids won't be interested, but if you get them used to them early and you make it a special event every time you play them, I bet you they'll have a lot of fun.

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Board games for bilingual kids

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Spanish Bananagrams

Bananagrams is an anagram game but with all the letters of the alphabet in Spanish, including the ñ, ll and ch. Great way to practice new words as well as spelling in Spanish. I only recently started playing this game with my 6-year-old daughter and she was hooked.

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Roxana A. Soto is a Staff Writer for MamásLatinas. She's a bilingual and bicultural journalist born in Peru and raised in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa and Miami. She's also mom to a first-grader and a preschooler. She loves languages, traveling and good food – especially if it's cooked by someone else.

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Joshy...

We play the alphabet game, we take turns thinking the alphabet some one yells "Para" Stop and depending on the letter we need to think of a 1. person 2. place 3. thing 4. color 5. fruit beginning with that letter.  We have alot of fun with it and the kids learn spanish!!

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