Discussions Regarding the Preschool Observation Checklist and Evaluation Tool (POCET)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Activity Idea: Mirror Mouth

Preschool Activity QuickSource® reminds us that "nothing supports a child's language skills like early experiences with speaking and listening." Engaging children in conversations; exposing them to new words; singing songs; discussing symbols and their meaning; and encouraging expression of thoughts, feelings, and opinions through words allows the foundation to be laid for a child's later reading success.

Here's an activity called Mirror Mouth that will help children develop the ability to speak clearly when pronouncing new and existing words. For this activity, you will need Silver Mirror Board (MIRROR) and a Tilt View Mirror (A817).

Materials Needed:
Silver Mirror Board (MIRROR)
Tilt View Mirror (A817)

Let's Get Started:
1. Allow the child to practice saying words while looking in a mirror.

2. Have the child concentrate on looking at his mouth and what it does when talking.

3. If the child is having difficulty with any words, model the word for the child asking him to watch your mouth.

4. Have the child practice the word while watching his own mouth.

If using POCET™,   this activity correlates to Developmental Guideline: LG 4 Clearly Pronounces Words.

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