Teach V To Your Child

At this level, you are going to teach your child how to say V correctly. Use all the information you learned in How to Say V to make this process easier.


Teach V With a Mirror


You are going to teach your child the V sound using a mirror. This technique works well for most children. If your child is distracted by the mirror, remove it. You can follow each step simply by looking at each other.

V is a visual sound which means that your child can easily see how to say it by looking at you. Bring attention to your face as much as possible during these practices.

Mirror Game

Materials: A mirror 

How to do activity:

1. Sit down at a table with your child. Get out a portable mirror. If you don't have a portable mirror, you can go into the bathroom and use the bathroom mirror. 

2. Talk about how your teeth rest on your bottom lip when saying V. Demonstrate this and have your child try it.

3. Now, with teeth resting on your bottom lip, blow air gently with your voice box on (buzzing). Have your child imitate you.

4. Talk about how it feels and practice this for a few turns. 

5. Once your child has mastered this position, say a syllable which contains V and have your child repeat. Some examples include "va," "vee," "voo," "ov," "av," etc... Make sure to cover syllables that have V in the initial, medial, and final position. 

6. Play with which cues work best for your child.

Helpful Tips

  • Bring attention to your lips and teeth when possible. I like to point.
  • Make it fun!

Frequency

  • Once your child can say P, move on!

What's Next


Now that your child knows how to say V and what cues are helpful, head over to Drill Practice & Flashcard Games at the word level to start teaching and 

Don't spend too much time here.


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