Practice the speech sound: Long E….when you make this sound the sides of the back of the tongue are closed against the upper molars, the middle to front portion of the tongue is raised high, nearly touching the palate and alveolar ridge (bump behind your teeth), while the tip of the tongue touches lightly behind the lower front teeth. Basically….your tongue is in almost the same position it needs to be in for the SH sound…..so let’s shape the Long E sound…into the SH sound……
I ask the little one to make the Long E sound and then make a kiss …..as she is moving to a pucker….ask her to blow……these cues work really well…and will give the little one a clear understanding of where their tongue needs to go. As she is blowing while in the pucker position…with her tongue raised high…you should hear the SH sound.
Have your LO practice saying these phrases:
When you say: kiss you. kiss you. kiss you. kiss you (really fast)…the S sound in Kiss and the Y sound in You…shape into the SH sound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So easy to do.
Do the same for Miss you!
One last tip:
This visual really works to help elicit the SH sound….very often young children have heard and seen their parents use this cue to keep their little one quiet!
Please click on this link for some great SH worksheets:sh_binder
And thank you to the speech and language pathologists at: www.speakingofspeech.com PLEASE visit their website for amazing materials, resources and links.