Try some Tempting Tongue Twisters with your Toddler
Children hear a letter sound most easily at the beginning of a word. When the same beginning sound is repeated it is called alliteration or a tongue twister. Tongue twisters are a fun way to help children recognize beginning sounds. Hearing and saying them often develops an awareness of the smaller sounds in words and helps with later reading. As an added benefit, tongue twisters can challenge the whole family and often inspire lots of giggles! See below for some examples:
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,
How many pickles were in the peck that Peter Piper picked?
Sally sells seashells by the seashore,
If Sally sells all her sea shells how many sea shells does Sally sell?
How much wood would a wood chuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
If a woodchuck could chuck wood, a woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck.