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Teach F Sound

You are going to teach the F sound to your child here. I will give quick tips on how to do so and then practices at the syllable level. Your child will learn how to say F correctly in the beginning, middle, and end of syllables. If you are just starting your home practice for F, this is a very important first step.


1. F is a visual sound which means that your child can easily learn how to say it by looking at you. Bring attention to your face as much as possible during practice.

2. Your child may learn F syllables quickly, in a matter of minutes for some! When your child is saying F right most of the time, move on to the word level! 

Teach F With a Mirror

We are going to teach your child the F 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.

Mirror Game

Materials: A mirror, preferably a slightly big mirror such a floor mirror and the F syllable list

How to do activity:

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

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

3. Now, with teeth resting on your bottom lip, blow air gently. 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, move on to practicing syllables from the syllable list below. Use the mirror at the beginning of practice to help your child learn the correct positioning.

F syllable list

Helpful Tips:

  • Bring attention to your lips when possible. I like to point.
  • Ask your child if he or she is "biting their lips."


Work on syllables for a few minutes a few times a day or until your child learns how to say F correctly. Once your child can say F, move on!


Don’t forget to fill out the syllable chart above so you can remember what you tried and how it went! 

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