Tongue Twisters

My kid’s pronunciation skills are challenged as they get older.  In an effort to help my son in particular and to have a little fun, we have started doing some tongue twisters. They help him exercise his tongue and slowly build up his diction and phonetics. Tongue twisters are a great speech therapy activity for lisps and stammers.

We have been using the following easy tongue twisters  and plan in moving on to the harder ones.  He really likes the silly ones in particular.

A quick list of what we have been using initially:

-A pack of pesky pixies.

-A box of mixed biscuits, a mixed biscuit box.

-Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sick sheep.

-Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.

-Shave a single shingle thin.

-How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

-Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

-Stick strictly six stick stumps.

-Barbara Babcock blushes brilliantly.

-She should shun the shining sun.

-Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

-Crisp crusts crackle crunchily.

We hope to master the following harder list:

-Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

-The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

-Picky people pick Peter pan peanut butter, ’tis the peanut butter picky people pick.

-I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop. Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

-If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

-Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.

For more tongue twister ideas, visit

http://thinks.com/words/tonguetwisters.htm

Article By Nuria Almeida

Picture By  caseywest

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