• S + Z

    Practice saying each word three times using your good speech sounds.  Use a mirror to get visual feedback!

    /s/

    For the /s/ sound, have your child put his tongue in the same place as /t/ (use the placement cues from /t/) but then blow air out.  We call this the snake sound!  If your child is sticking his tongue out too far, look in a mirror and tell him to keep his tongue behind his teeth. You can practice smiling so that his teeth are touching and there is no place for the tongue to peak out.

     

    S Word List

    /z/

    For the /z/ sound, use the same cues a /s/ but this time your child will need to hum or turn her voice on.  You can have her practice turning her voice on by humming a tune while saying the /s/ sound.

     

    Initial Medial Final

    zany

    zap

    zealous

    zebra

    zen

    zero

    zigzag

    zillion

    zinc

    zing

    zip code

    zipper

    zipping

    zippy

    zombie

    zone

    zoo

    zookeeper

    zoom

    Zorro

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    blizzard

    breezy

    busy

    busy

    buzzing

    closet

    cousin

    daisy

    desert

    dessert

    dozen

    easy

    freezer

    fuzzy

    laser

    lazy

    lizard

    music

    noisy

    present

    puzzle

    raisin

    razor

    scissors

    season

    wizard

     

     

     

     

     

     

    babies

    bananas

    bears

    because

    bees

    boys

    buzz

    cheese

    cookies

    cows

    dogs

    fizz

    freeze

    hose

    keys

    knees

    legs

    maze

    news

    noise

    nose

    peas

    pigs

    pillows

    please

    prize

    rose

    sneeze

    stories

    tease

    toes

    toys

     

     

     

    Resource: https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/slk5-teach-a-new-sound/