D Word List

Below you will find word lists that you can use to make flashcards, stimuli for an articulation game, quick practice at home, etc...I have provided the word lists in 3 different formats:

  1. First, there is a word list for quick viewing
  2. Next, I shared a link for a Google document with the word list
  3. Last, I provided ideas for articulation practice that require NO flashcards or word lists. This is the most functional option and appropriate for children who are working on carry over.

Enjoy the FREE materials!!!

Quick View Word List

Google Drive Word List

I LOVE Google documents. I can access my word lists from any device; laptop, desktop, phone, Ipad.....anything! I no longer have to remember which app is on which device to access all my files and materials.

Click here: D Word List

  • If you need help saving your word list to your Google Drive, click here: Save Google Document
  • If you want more information on how to use all the great stuff Google Drive or Google documents offers, click hereGoogle Help 
  • If you LOVE Google Drive as much as I do, check out our Speech Therapy Documentation Page. It has been a time saver for my work in schools as well as private practice.

Articulation Games for D

D is an earlier developing sound. Therefore, the games listed below are for younger children. Feel free to tweak them to meet the needs of your child.  Take turns with your child saying the desired words. It is important to practice hearing as well as saying  the sound.

  1. Duck - Say "duck" as you duck your head, put a rubber duck in water and say "duck"
  2. Dance - Play a version of " Dance Simon Says," say "dance" to start dancing and then say stop 
  3. Dog - Hide a dog in a bucket and say "dog" everytime you find it
  4. Candy - Put candy in a jar and say "candy" for every turn
  5. Windy - Say "windy" as you make wind with a piece of paper or fan
  6. Spider - Sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" slowly
  7. Shadow - Outside, make shadows or jump in each other's shadow as you say "shadow"
  8. Slide - Make a slide out of a book or cardboard box and have toys slide down as you say "slide"
  9. Hide - Say "hide" as you hide under a blanket
  10. Sand - Say "sand" while digging in a sand box

These games can be played at home or anywhere. Try to adapt any game your child is already playing to squeeze in some fun "D" practice.

How to Say D

To say the sound /d/, put the tip of your tongue behind your teeth. This spot is called the alveolar ridge or the "bumpy" spot.

  • Cue your child to put their tongue behind their teeth. 
  • The concept of "behind" can be tricky to grasp. If so, try to put peanut butter or yogurt on the "bumpy spot" to have them feel where their tongue should go.

Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference.

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