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Speedy Speech: Car/To Go activities for /r/

I hear the same story over and over when it comes to articulation - it's boring and the kids don't want to practice at home. Well, secret's out - I think articulation is boring as well. Sorry, I think this might be a speech faux-pas, but I think drill and kill nearly kills me. I try to make my articulation activities fun, focus on quality sound vs. quantity, and take "tongue/mouth" breaks lol However, when my kiddos are home, unfortunately drill is one of the only ways to do carryover. I always suggest to my parents to practice "sporadically" (ya know, that word from clueless...hahah). I suggest practicing in the car as my number 1 way to help with artic. I think when you're driving and going to and from karate/gymnastics/dance/soccer/future presidents of america/etc it's great to go over your sounds and/or tongue placement.

Enter in: Speedy Speech. It's a to-go car book that focuses on short and sweet artic practice. I made this first one for /r/ initial, medial, and final because most of my cases are /r/ for right now. Plus, I'd love to hear your feedback about whether you'd like more of these!

Each book is a print and cut with 12 sounds on each page. Simply put it together and send it home. Have kids practice every or most times they are in the car. The book has words and pictures so that it can span the levels/ages.

Download it HERE on TpT and be sure to let me know if you'd like to see more of these with different sounds!

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