One of the newer things that we have been doing lately in our homeschool class is tongue twisters. Tongue twisters help preschoolers to recognize the words better as they hear the sound.
Here is a list of the tongue twisters that we have been working on in the last couple of weeks. All of them have something to do with the 23 letter sounds that we have learned to date:
1. Abbie Antelope had an accident.
2. Milton Mule made a mini mule.
3. “Splash, swish.” Sandy Sunfish swims.
4. Felix Fox follows Father Fox.
5. Ricky Rabbit rode the Rabbitville Rainbow Train.
6. Ellie Elephant exclaimed excitedly.
7. Brave Bucky Buffalo flew in a balloon.
8. Nicky Nightingale noticed new neighbors.
9. Gary Goldfish grew in Giggle Gaggle Gulf.
10. Tiny Tiger counted ten tiny tarts.
11. Petey Peacock praised Piney Pine.
12. Inchy Inchworm’s itchy-pox itched.
13. “Drum-diddy-drum-drum,” Davie Duck drummed.
14. Hellelujah! Here’s Humphrey Hippopotamus.
15. Oliver Ostrich was not an olive.
16. Little, lively Leonardo Lizard leaped.
17. Kikki Kangaroo came from Kalamazoo.
18. Connie Cockatoo’s company came to Country Castle.
19. Jimmy Jaguar saw a Jingle-Jangle Juggler.
20. Whoops! Wacky Walrus was wounded.
21. Unkie Umbrella Bird found an unusual pup.
22. Victor Vole vacuumed with vim and vigor.
23. Quentin Quail was quite good at quick quiz questions.
My son is enjoying our tongue twisters time thoroughly. Each tongue twister has a story in itself. It allows for my son to recall the stories behind each animal that represent a letter sound. He especially loves the story of Milton Mule, how the big brother looked from the gifts for her rack in a store for his little sister’s birthday present. But ended up making a mini mule doll with the help of their mom because he did not have enough money to buy the doll from the store that he wanted for Mini. We have encountered Milton Mule July 2009 and Jed still knows everything by heart still.