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Teach K

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

In the teaching phase, practices start at the syllable level. Your child will learn how to say K correctly in the beginning, middle, and end of syllables. If you are just starting your home practice for K, this is a very important first step.

Tip

Your child may learn K syllables quickly, in a matter of minutes for some! When your child is saying K right most of the time, move on to the word level! Don't spend too much time here.


Teach K With A Mirror

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

K is not a visual sound which means that your child cannot easily see how to say it by looking at you. Use more tactile and verbal cues to elicit a correct pronunciation. 

Mirror Game

Materials: A mirror and the K syllable list

How to do activity:

  1. Sit in front of a mirror with your child
  2. Look into the mirror and encourage your child to do the same
  3. Say K and explain how your tongue is in the back of your throat. You may need to touch your throat while saying K as direction words can be difficult to understand
  4. Encourage your child to say K while touching thier throat
  5. If your child is having a hard time grasping the concept "back of throat," open your mouth really wide as you say K so your child can see how your tongue bunches up in the back
  6. Pick a syllable from the syllable list below
  7. Say the syllable with an exaggerate face and have your child repeat while looking in the mirror
  8. Continue with the rest of the syllables. Once your child can say K easily, remove the mirror

K syllable list

Helpful Tips:

  • Bring attention to your throat and tongue
  • Make it fun!

Frequency:

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

Tip:

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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