Tips for Working on ‘S’ and ‘Z’ Sounds

Tips for Working on ‘S’ and ‘Z’ Sounds

Let’s practice speech sounds!

Today one of our SLPs is going to teach you all about how to work on the ‘S’ and ‘Z’ sound. ‘S’ and ‘Z’ can be tricky sounds to make! ‘S’ and ‘Z’ appear often in English. The cool thing about these sounds is that we make them in the SAME EXACT place in our mouth! For our /z/ sound, we just need to ‘turn on’ our voice. Click here to watch the video and learn some fun tips and tricks for practicing these speech sounds!

 

Here are a few tricks for making the perfect /s/ and /z/ sound!!

Z
1. Smile with your lips 

2. Put your tongue up and behind your teeth 3. Let air flow over your tongue 

Tip: 

– Call it the “Ssssnake sound” and you can even move your arms like a snake while doing so

1. Smile with your lips 

2. Put your tongue up and behind your teeth 3. Let air flow over your tongue 

4. Turn on your voice or “buzzer” 

Tip: 

– Call it the “Buzzzzing sound” like a bee 

– Keep your hand on your throat to make sure your voice is turned on and you can feel the vibration

Here are a few words to try! 

Si

Soup 

Salt 

– Pencil 

– Muscle 

– Insect 

– Ice 

– Face 

– Grass

Here are a few words to try! 

Zo

Zebra 

Zi

– Lazy 

– Fuzzy 

– Music 

– Nose 

– Cheese 

– Dogs

 

 

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