Story Time

Tongue Twisters
Submitted by: Kim Newell, Freeman
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Llama Llama Mad at Mama by:Anna Dewdney
Mama llama has to go shopping and can't leave Llama Llama at home alone. Mama goes down lots of aisles and stands in long lines and before she realizes it Llama Llama is mad and has a huge tantrum. Mama quickly finds a way to make shopping more fun.
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea by:Pamela Duncan Edwards
Princess Pigtoria's palace was a pigsty and she was penniless. Perhaps, if the prince proposed, she could make her palace picturesque again. If only Prince Proudfoot wasn't such a pompous porker
Songs
One One Racehorse
One-One was a racehorse.
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race,
Two-Two won one, too.
Swan
Swan swam over the sea,
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again
Well swum, swan!
The big Black Bug
The big black bug bit the big black bear,but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!
Craft
Match the Words that Rhyme. Draw a line connecting each pair of words that rhyme.
For example a picture of a hen, cat, mouse and car on one side and a picture of a hat, house and pen on another and the children will draw lines to match sounds. A pre-made worksheet of this can be found on enchantedlearning.com



Other
Could have children extend the title by adding more words that begin with the same letter as the book title. For example words that start with P for Princess Pigtoria and the Pea (Pizza, Parlor, Proper, etc…) Creating silly sentences is highly motivating for children.
You could also try having the children finish a tongue twister by starting them with a sentence but deleting a word that they need to come up with to finish it. For Example
Each Easter Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs (In this phrase you could delete the word eggs)
A pack of pesky pixies (In this phrase you could delete the word pixies and as long as they came up with a word that starts with P it wouldn’t matter that they didn’t choose the word pixies).
Notes
Instead of singing read a few tongue twisters and may try reading slow and then increasing it faster. Tongue twisters help to improve the speaking abilities of the child and helps to develop a clear and perfect pronunciation. They come to understand the nuances of language, say, the difference between similar vowel sounds, different meaning of same-sounding words etc. They will learn the language through fun and play. So give it a try