A song to improve the child’s pronunciation (speech therapist at home)
Small children sometimes have a problem with pronunciation or it is difficult for them to pronounce only a few letters. There are certain exercises that elders can practice with young children. In this way, you will help the child to more easily master the pronunciation of difficult letters, words and whole sentences.
The mistakes that children make (speaking in general about articulation) can be divided into distortions, substitutions and omissions.
Distorted pronunciation means that the child pronounces a certain sound differently, for example softens it. Substitution is when the child replaces a certain sound with another sound (letter “r” for letter “l” and similar). Omission is the omission of a voice in words. The sounds that children most often inappropriately articulate or do not pronounce are r, l, s, z, c, ch, sh. There are many reasons for incorrect pronunciation. It can be a bad speech model from the environment, frequent watching of TV and cartoons, genetic basis, altered anatomy of the speech organs, frequent inflammatory conditions of the ears – say speech pathologists.
Daily simulation of speech-language development is certainly welcome. It is the basis for good development. For example, they have in common the pronunciation of the compound letters ch, sh, is that according to the place of origin, they are in the same group of sounds (prepalatal or palatal). These sounds have common sounds in sentences (when we position the speech organs for proper pronunciation).
Juice is a good choice
Jam is a nice food
Roller is a good sort of fun.
I love jam with strawberries.
My sister loves jam with raspberries.
Any adult person can practice regular pronunciation with kids. And use many similar short sentences. At the end of these exercises, the automation of the voice is expected, which ultimately means that the child has mastered the correct pronunciation of difficult letters. Then the child will not think about the pronunciation of the letters, but the pronunciation of the more difficult letters becomes routine.
- Place the tip of the tongue up behind the upper incisors
- Let the child stick out his lips like a trumpet
- The teeth should not make contact at the incisor level.
- The voice to be learned should be pronounced in syllables (even when the given voice is at the beginning, end or middle of the voice combination that is practiced with the child).
- You can pronounce words in which there is a voice followed immediately by a vowel (joker, jumbus, jingle bell, jumbo, gin, etc.).
- The voice to be corrected should be placed in the medial position and at the end of the word (for example, pajama, bungyi jumping etc.).
- Children’s light and short songs in which there is a heavy voice are an excellent choice for daily light exercise (Mickey Mouse has a little house, the roof is red, the window is green…etc.)