Tongue Twisters are a natural and easy way to gain access to language. You don’t need to be able to read, you can learn them by listening to others and speaking. That’s the way they are often used by speech therapists, especially when it comes to children.
As a parent you cannot act as a substitute for a speech therapist if your child doesn’t speak correctly or even doesn’t start to speak. But you can use tongue twisters for kids to get them to have fun with the language and support them in speaking correctly.
Learning Letters with Tongue Twisters for Kids
As you know, children have difficulties pronouncing special sounds such as R, TH, S. We’ll show you some tongue twisters for kids that train the pronunciation of these.
Tongue Twisters with R
- It’s not right to write Wright ‘Rite’, please try to write Wright right!
- Cracker rapper
- Great gray goats
- How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
- How many berries could a bare berry carry, if a bare berry could carry berries? Well they can’t carry berries (which could make you very wary) but a bare berry carried is more scary!
- Real rock wall
- Red lorry, yellow lorry.
- Rolling red wagons
Tongue Twisters with TH
- A lump of red leather, a red leather lump
- Elizabeth’s birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
- Fred Threlfall’s thirty-five fine threads are finer threads than Fred Threlfall’s thirty-five thick threads.
- He threw three free throws.
- This is a zither.
- This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
- Three tired tigers try to throw three trees.
Tongue Twisters with S
- A slimy snake slithered down the sandy Sahara.
- A snake sneaks to seek a snack.
- Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.
- I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw. I saw Esau; he saw me.
- I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, and on that slitted sheet I sit.
- On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
We’ve found a video where you can have a look an how to tell tongue twisters for kids. It’s not that difficult!
Have a Tongue Twister Game with Your Kids
As tongue twisters are a very good way to practice speech, you should still bear in mind that most children prefer to play rather than learn and that you learn more easily while playing. In my childhood we played small games right after dinner, when we were all sitting around the table. We played little mind games just like counting (I was four or five back then), tongue twisters, and telling little stories. It was a small game of about 15 minutes in total and we, the children, had so much fun that my parents had to stop us.
So don’t just use the tongue twisters for kids listed above, but also use some funny ones to keep your kids having fun.
Funny Tongue Twisters for Kids
- Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit and twat, to learn the letter “T”.
- My mommy makes me muffins on Mondays.
- Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
- Willy’s wooden whistle wouldn’t whistle when Willy went wild.
- A big black bear sat on a big black bug.
- A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped.
Are Tongue Twisters a Challenge?
Of course they are. And if you want your children to know how to say tongue twisters really fast you have to know them too. See the tongue twisters used by professionals to train your tongue.