>> Rachel: GOOOOOOOD MORNING! It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and don’t forget the molars in the wayyy back.
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!
>> Rachel: It’s Tongue Twisters week, and today we’ve got some sticky tricky twisties to trip up your tongue. And Our chompion Walter is back to help us out.
Here’s your first one:
Annie ate eight Arctic apples
Got it? Give it a try
>> WALTER: Annie ate eight Arctic apples
>> Rachel: Annie Ate Eight Arctic Apples can trip up your tongue because it’s got a lot of VOWEL SOUNDS.
I’ll explain after you Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too!
The Vowel letters in English A, E, I, O, and U. Vowel SOUNDS are the sounds we make when we pronounce those letters. Vowel sounds are big sounds that you make with an open mouth. The letter A can make the AHHHHH sound, like in the word AHHHH-PLE (SFX CRUNCH). Or the vowel O makes the OOOOOHHH sound, like in OHHHH-boe. (SFX oboe)
Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and keep brushing!
So now that we know what a vowel sound is, back to our tongue twister. Annie Ate Eight Arctic Apples. So why is that tricky to say? Because it has so many vowel sounds. And when there are so many vowel sounds together, your brain can get a little confused.
Here’s another vowelicious tongue twister for you to try.
Put the bad bat back in the bag.
Now you try:
>> WaLTER: Put the bad bat back in the bag.
Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too
Are you a vowel vanquisher? Here’s one last vowel-errfic tongue twister before you go:
There was a rude dude in the mood for food. Whenever he chewed we all viewed his food. The better the food, the more he chewed. So I served crude food to this rude dude.
Good luck practicing that one! That’s all we’ve got for Chompers this morning, but come back tonight for more lip tripping tongue twisters. Until then!
>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!