S 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: S 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 S

The S sound is a later developing sound, usually mastered by age 8. 

  1. See - Say "see" as you spot things out the window, i.e., I "see" a dog
  2. Seven - Say "seven" during a game of crazy eights
  3. Sorry - Say "sorry" while playing the board game, Sorry
  4. Said - While retelling a story, make sure all productions of "said" are correct
  5. Glasses - Say "glasses" while you clean the lenses on glasses
  6. Icing - Say "icing" while you decorate cookies or cake
  7. Outside - Say "outside" while you toss balls outside through a window or door
  8. Horse - Say "horse" as you draw and color horses
  9. Face  - Say "face" while you paint faces or draw silly faces
  10. Grass - Say "grass" as you pick blades of grass

Take turns with your child saying the desired words. It is important to practice hearing as well as saying the words.

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How To Say S

/S/ is a very difficult sound to say for some children. I will be writing a tutorial shortly with some easy tips. Stay tuned! In the mean time, read below for a brief introduction:

  • The tongue tip is behind teeth on the alveolar ridge or "bumpy spot"
  • The jaw or teeth are together - I cue with "teeth together"
  • Lips are slightly smiling


If you have any concerns, please contact a local speech language pathologist for a consultation. 

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We have created a comprehensive program that targets /S/. This program is designed for children 6-8 years old who continue to have a lisp or mispronounce /S/ in one way or another. We will finally get that /S/ today! Interested? Read more...

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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