Short Tongue Twisters to Improve Enunciation of Your Children
In our introductory article, we have discussed at length, about the nature of tongue twisters. These are sentences that involve repetition of similar sounding patterns. They are an excellent tool for speech development in children.
To spell aloud a tongue twister accurately, one must concentrate on what one is saying and should be able to enunciate each word and syllable accurately. Otherwise, the words will get twisted together into a distorted muddle.
Here is a short tongue twister, that is rated among the toughest tongue twisters.
This combination of two words is considered by some as one of the hardest to spell aloud in the English language. Try saying it aloud five times and see how your brain loses the control of your tongue ☺
Why Parents should introduce Tongue Twisters to kids at an Early Age
Many children (and adults too!) have a problem with the enunciation of the syllables ‘sss’ and ‘shh’. They tend to falter in the pronunciation while having to use both these sounds in a single phrase.
For example: While saying ‘she slept’ they might pronounce it as ‘see shlept’.
It is advisable for parents to try to correct such flaws in a speech of their children from an early age. Parents can use short tongue twisters, such as the ones below, to sharpen the pronunciation skills of their child. Tongue twisters exercise tongue and can help the child’s diction significantly. It is no wonder that twisters make for one of the best speech therapy tools. They are quite effective when used as a remedy for lisps, stammers and diffidence (shyness).