The sound "l", like other sounds, may be completely absent in the child's speech (for example, instead of the words "saw", "bow" he pronounces "pia", "uk"). This sound can be replaced by other sounds ("piua", "yuk"). Very often children replace the sound "l" with a soft version - "l", and it turns out "saw", "hatch". This can be easily explained by the fact that the position of the organs of speech when pronouncing the sound "l" is somewhat more complicated than when pronouncing the sound "l".
Please note that in the case of correct pronunciation of the sound "l", the organs of articulation take the following position: the teeth are open; lips are slightly parted; the tongue is long and thin, its tip rests on the base of the front upper teeth; a stream of air passes along the sides of the tongue and then exits the corners of the lips
Do the following exercises with your child to help you pronounce the letter L correctly.
Proceed with exercise number 1. Its purpose is to learn how to relax the muscles of the tongue. Smile with your child, open your mouth, place the front wide edge of the tongue on your lower lip. Hold it in this position for a count of one to ten. You can compete with a child who will keep his tongue in a similar position longer.
Do exercise "Horse". It strengthens the muscles of the tongue and develops the skill of lifting the tongue up. Smile, show your teeth, open your mouth and click the tip of your tongue (for example, like a horse claps its hooves).
Do the Swing exercise with your child. Its purpose is to teach how to quickly change the position of the tongue. This is necessary when combining the sound "l" with the vowels a, s, o, y. Smile, open your mouth, put your tongue behind your lower teeth from the inside, then lift it up, resting the tip on your upper teeth. Alternately change the position of the tongue 6-8 times, gradually accelerating the pace.
Proceed to the exercise "The Breeze is Blowing." Purpose: to generate an air stream that exits correctly along the edges of the tongue. Smile with your child, open your mouth, bite the tip of your tongue with your front teeth and blow. Check the presence and direction of the air stream by bringing a piece of cotton wool to the baby's mouth. If you systematically perform this exercise loudly (with the voice on) and with the tip of the tongue raised up, you will end up with a beautiful sound "l".
Practice with your child to pronounce syllables and words with the sound "l" - sing to the tune of some song: lo-lo-lo, la-la-la, lu-lu-lu. Practice pronouncing words such as saw, hammer, light bulb, horse, etc.