Sluggish sound reproduction or light burr can be easily corrected with the help of modern articulatory gymnastics. It helps to develop and improve the tone of the muscles of the tongue, lips, as well as improve speech hearing. Articulation exercises will help children and adults speak easily, clearly and correctly. It can be carried out in the form of funny games, fairy tales, so that children can quietly master the correct sounds.
Introduce your child to the main organs involved in making sounds. This can be done with the help of articulatory fairy tale gymnastics, which will interest the child and quietly warm up the lips, cheeks, and tongue.
Work on speech breathing. Since speech occurs during exhalation, improper air distribution during exhalation can greatly distort sound production. The most famous games that help in the development of breathing are games with soap bubbles, blowing out imaginary or real candles, and launching boats on the water. So in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the child learns to control the released stream of air. Make sure that he does not puff out his cheeks, but draws air into his lungs.
Perform a set of exercises to develop the correct pronunciation of the sound "l" in front of the mirror. At first, slowly, if some movements do not work out, help the child with a spoon (handle). Sit in front of him so that he can clearly see your lips and tongue movements. Do the exercises with him. The goal of all correction exercises for the sound "l" is to develop the mobility of the entire tongue and its parts, to regulate the correct air flow.
• “Horse - everyone knows the sound of clattering hooves. Ask your child to smile by showing teeth and opening their mouths. In this position, let him click the tip of his tongue like a horse. Do with him, slowly at first, then faster. And make sure that only the tongue works, and the lower jaw remains motionless.
• “The horse is riding quietly - this is a mandatory variation of the previous exercise. Invite the child to do the same with the tongue, but only without a sound, like a horse on exploration. The rules remain the same - do not stick out the tongue and do not move the lower jaw.
• “The breeze is blowing. Smile with your mouth open, bite the tip of your tongue with your front teeth and blow. You should have two jets of air from the corners of your mouth. Teach your child this and control the movement of the air with a fluffy piece of cotton wool.
• “Delicious jam. Open your mouth slightly with your baby and lick the upper lip with the wide front edge of your tongue, moving your tongue from top to bottom, but not from side to side. Do not move your lower jaw while doing this. If the child does not succeed, practice first keeping a relaxed wide tongue on the lower lip (the tongue should be pushed out and placed on the lower lip, without twisting it over the teeth). Then offer to lift the tongue and touch the upper lip.
• “The steamer is humming. Invite the child to open his mouth and utter the sound “s” for a long time (like a steamer is buzzing). Make sure that the tip of the tongue is lowered and located in the depths of the mouth, and the back is raised to the sky.
Develop the child's fine motor skills at the same time, because it stimulates speech development. Play finger games, draw, sculpt with your child.