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.

Teach K With a Mirror


You are going to teach your child how to say K 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.

K is not a visual sound which means that your child can't easily see how to say it by looking at you. Therefore, you may need to bring attention to your throat or open your mouth wider than usual so your child can see how  make the sound.

Mirror Game

Materials: A mirror 

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 their 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. Now, have your child say some K syllables such as ka, ko, ko, ak, ik, uk
  7. Cover syllables with K in the beginning, middle, and end.
  8. Say the syllable with an exaggerate face and have your child repeat while looking in the mirror.

Helpful Tips:

  • Bring attention to your throat when possible. I like to point.
  • Make it fun!

Frequency:

Once your child can say K, move on!

What's Next


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


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