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Mon, 15 Nov, 2021

10 Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Kid's Pronunciation

Tongue Twister for kids

Challenging each other to say tongue twisters (fast) is a fun way to pass your time during family trips, break time, or when you plan to annoy your siblings since it is nearly impossible to pronounce these perfectly.

But apart from being fun, did you know these tongue twisters also serve the purpose of improving your child's pronunciation? So why not dare your child for a playful round of tongue twister recitation?

What are tongue twisters?

Tongue twisters are sequences of words, phrases, or sentences that are hard to understand due to the succession of consonantal sounds. They are difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly because they are a bunch of repetitive words that are similar sounding.

They are an excellent way of teaching english pronunciation . Through their repetitive nature, your child picks up on the language and clarifies their understanding of words.

How to introduce tongue twisters to your kid

Adding easy tongue twisters, in the beginning is a great way to get started to ingrain fun into your child's normal learning process. But before you introduce them to tongue twisters, make sure you keep a few things in mind. 

Children focus more on how fast they can recite a tongue twister, but what they need to master is understanding each word in the sentence and its meaning. As they pick up speed later on, the thrill of challenge takes over. Later, they can even make their own tongue twisters.

You can add a quick game of tongue twisters the next time you spend some time with your child. Experimenting with different tongue twisters is entertaining, as you see them try their best to comprehend how it is said.

Keep their age in mind and their ability to grasp words at that age so that they do not feel overwhelmed.

Fun tongue twisters for kids

Here is a list of 10 tongue twisters for your child to get started with:

She sells seashells by the seashore. 
The shells she sells are indeed seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair,
Was Fuzzy Wuzzy fuzzy?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Betty bought a bit of butter,
But the butter was bitter,
Betty bought some better butter to make the bitter butter better.

Through three cheese trees, three free fleas flew,
While these fleas flew, a freezy breeze blew,
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze,
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze,
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze.

I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and
where she shines, she sits.

As he gobbled the cakes on his plate,
the greedy ape said as he ate,
the greener green grapes are,
the keener keen apes are to gobble green grape cakes,
they're great!

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck wood as much as he could,and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring
doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored
or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor? 

Don't let the fun end here! Get your child to explore their creative nerves by challenging them to come up with new tongue twisters.