• Below are lists of suggested words to use when practicing your child's sound at home. These words can be incorporated into a variety of the recommended articulation activities like playing tick tack toe, bingo, or even talking around the dinner table.

    ABC

    B

    *initial

    ballerina, bedtime, beehive, berries, birthday, bath, boat, bottle, bed, beard, bee, bunny, busy, butter, button, boy, banana, bus, buffalo, bear, bird, bulldozer, butterfly, bike, balloon

    *medial

    cowboy, robot, ladybug, baby, peek-a-boo, cheeseburger, strawberries, log cabin, neighbors

    *final

    crab, cub, web, taxi cab, door knob, crib, job, ice cube, tube, grab, wardrobe


    CH

    *initial

    chain, chair, chase, check, cheer, cheese, chess, chest, chew, chick, chief, child, chin, chimpanzee, checkers, cheetah, cheesecake, cherries, chicken, children, chimney, chipmunk, chopsticks, cheerleader, cheeseburger, chewing gum, chocolate, chili, cherry pie, church, cheery, channel

    *medial

    beach ball, catcher, crutches, hatchet, hatching, highchair, inches, ketchup, key chain, lunch box, marching, matches, woodchuck, touchdown, archery, itching, signature, peaches, picture, pitcher, poncho, teacher, vulture, reaching, witches, stretcher, furniture

    *final

    bench, beach, branch, bunch, catch, coach, couch, ditch, hatch, march, match, lunch, crutch, fetch, peach, pitch, scratch, sketch, touch, teach, watch, witch, hopscotch, sandwich, switch, stretch, spinach, munch, ouch    


    D

    *initial

    dancer, deer, desk, dishes, dog, doll, door, duck, dentist, desert, donkey, doctor, dover, dinner, daisy, dolphin, doghouse, downhill

    *medial

    hot dog, ladder, lady, radish, reading, shadow, wedding, cheerleader, radio, rodeo, kindergarten, bulldozer, spider, headache, body, feeding, daddy, buddy

    *final

    bride, food, hand, bed, mud, parade, mermaid, sled, sand, wood, good, lemonade, ride


    F

    *initial

    face, fan, farm, fawn, feed, feet, fence, film, phone, fox, fur, fudge, fabric, fingers, fiddle, fire, fish, five, food, four, fork, foot, forest, fever, fireworks, football, feather, fell, fist, fireman, fussy

    *medial

    elephant, infant, telephone, laughing, waffle, office, taffy, headphones, campfire, coffee, dolphin, buffalo, golfer, alphabet, muffin, sofa, trophy, traffic, snowfall, rainfall, lifeguard

    *final

    calf, cough, elf, loaf, leaf, thief, roof, laugh, giraffe, wolf, sheriff, safe, hoof, chef, knife, photograph


    G

    *initial

    goat, gate, gift, gold, gum, game, girl, ghost, goose, gorilla, guitar, garbage, guppy, golfer, guest, goodbye, garden, gallop, gas, garlic, Goldilocks, garage

    *medial

    dragon, hamburger, luggage, jogging, cougar, juggling, tiger, chewing gum, kangaroo, spaghetti, igloo, magazines, tugboat, sea gull, alligator, pigpen

    *final

    frog, bug, leg, dog, hug, log, slug, hot dog, bulldog, pig, rug, flag, egg, mug, fig, bag, wig, jug

     

    H

    *initial

    hall, ham, hand, hard, house, heart, hammer, hat, hippo, hive, hen, him, hop, hug, head, hike, hill, hair, home, hurt, have

    *medial

    groundhog, beehive, lighthouse, birdhouse, grasshopper, hula hoop, seahorse, uphill, forehead, doll house, doghouse

     

    J

    *initial

    jam, jeans, jug, joey, jacket, jet, jump, jungle, juice, jar, jewelry, jump rope, jellyfish, jeep, jaguar, job, joke, joy, journal, juggle

    *medial

    badger, cages, magic, edges, agent, high jump, pages, object, soldier, subject, pigeon, imagine, vegetables, apologize, imagine

    *final

    stage, fudge, cage, bridge, edge, age, huge, judge, page, cabbage, college, garbage, language, package, postage, sausage

     

    K

    *initial

    can, key, car, comb, cat, cow, kids, corn, candy, kangaroo, cowgirl, carrots, computer, caterpillar, kitchen, kite, coach, king

    *medial

    chicken, raccoon, bacon, pumpkin, rocket, peacock, bakery, helicopter, vacation, apricot, turkey, raincoat, pelican, bicycle, rocking, accordion, sneaker

    *final

    sock, snack, walk, stick, truck, block, snake, steak, snowflake, magic, fabric, haystack, milk, lake, rake, hammock, toothache, creek, back, book, cake, chick, duck, hike, sick, lock


    L

    *initial

    lake, lamb, lamp, laugh, lawn, leaf, leak, legs, limb, lime, lips, list, loaf, log, long, lunch, ladder, lasso, laundry, lazy, lemon, leopard, letter, lettuce, lighthouse, lifeguard, lion, lipstick, lizard, llama, lobster, lotion, lightning, ladybug, lemonade, living room

    *medial

    balloon, bowling, collar, dollar, elbow, eyelashes, jelly, necklace, pillow, pilot, ruler, sailboat, sailor, salad, silly, smiling, stroller, tulip, alligator, ambulance, ballerina, binoculars, buffalo, caterpillar, elephant, eleven, gorilla, Halloween, helicopter, jelly beans, juggler, marshmallow, skeleton, telephone, television, umbrella, valentine, violin, walrus, calendar, celery

    *final

    ball, bell, bowl, bull, doll, eel, heel, mail, mule, nail, owl, pool, seal, snail, stool, whale, anthill, baseball, camel, football, muscle, pencil, snowfall, towel, wheel, basketball, snowmobile, pigtail, eggshell, cartwheel

     

    L-BLENDS

    *BL

    blanket, blocks, blue, blink, blank, blackberry, blood, blurry, blush, problem, tablet, cobbler, goblin, rollerblade

    *CL

    clothing, cloud, clock, clap, cloud, clam, club, close, clarinet, classroom, clothespin, clover, necklace, eclipse, include, paperclip, recliner

    *GL

    glad, globe, glass, glow, glove, glitter, glue, glass, glider, glasses, sunglasses, piglet, burglar, igloo, hourglass

    *FL

    float, flip, flop, flag, flat, floor, flower, floss, fly, flat, flute, flashlight, flood, flippers, butterfly, cauliflower, reflection, sunflowers, dragonfly

    *PL

    plane, plant, plow, place, plot, planet, plank, plus, play, please, plum, pliers, playground, plumber, plug, multiply, appliances, dumplings, explore, apply

    *SL

    slip, slide, sling, sled, slap, slim, sleep, sleeve, slow, slug, slippers, slime, slice, sloth, bracelet, coleslaw, translate, mudslide, parsley

     

    M

    *initial

    mouse, milk, mail, mop, math, mess, moon, man, match, mitt, mad, make, March, mask, math, May, meet, mice, mom, month, moose, moon, mouth

    *medial

    plumber, summer, timer, woman, lemon, hammer, swimming, drummer, number, chimney, family, camera, tomato, hamburger, animal, dreaming

    *final

    clam, aim, game, comb, ram, home, time, lamb, lime, climb, cream, dime, dream, gym, hum, room, scream, name, team, thumb

     

    N

    *initial

    nap, nest, necklace, neck, need, knife, knock, know, knee, nurse, nail, name, near, note, nose, not, neck, new, need, night, nice, nine

    *medial

    planet, many, dinner, pony, any, canoe, banana, sunglasses, dinosaur, rainbow, bunny, peanut, doughnut, canary, pineapple, animal

    *final

    brown, cone, fun, down, train, green, spoon, bun, can, chain, chin, lawn, sun, plane, moon, phone, run, skin, gone

     

    P

    *initial

    pencil, pelican, party, pig, pals, pickles, penguin, penny, pony, parrot, parachute, pizza, pirate, pet, pigtail, peach, painter, pearls, picnic, puddle, piano, polar bear, poodle, pyramid, parade, pie, pants

    *medial

    leopard, diaper, hippo, apple, teepee, wallpaper, grasshopper, zipper, mopping, octopus, napping, soapy, dripping, teapot, typewriter, zookeeper

    *final

    jeep, lamp, mop, ape, soup, tulip, ship, tape, sheep, asleep, jump rope, envelope, hula hoop, shop, ketchup, bus stop


    R

    *initial

    raft, ram, rain, rash, rat, read, road, robe, rope, rose, rug, ring, wreath, wrench, roof, race, rock rabbit, raccoon, radish, rainbow, wrist, rattle, raincoat, robin, ribbon, robot, rocket, rhino, radio, rattlesnake, relatives, rake, round, roots, ruffles, raisins, rectangle, rip, reach, rules, roll, resting

    *medial

    airplane, arm, bird, carrots, earrings, cherries, giraffe iron, horse, lizard, marbles, fairy, fork, pirate, purse, scissors, shirt, sheriff, squirrel, camera, parachute, wheelbarrow, turkey, furniture, turtle, celery, gorilla, pyramid, kangaroo, walrus, party, worm, nurse, clarinet, park, orange, syrup, parade, zero, ballerina, corn, flowers, beard, butterfly, barn, macaroni

    *final

    bear, car, chair, deer, door, ear, fire, floor, four, hair, jar, pear, square, star, tear, tire, alligator, beaver, baker, dinosaur, doctor, dollar, farmer, father, feather, flower, guitar, hammer, juggler, ladder, letter, lobster, mother, newspaper, painter, panther, shower, spider, sugar, sweater, teacher, tiger, tractor, vampire, zipper, rooster, shoulder

     

    R-BLENDS

    *BR

    bread, broom, bridge, brick, brow, braid, break, breeze, bride, bring, brick, brother, broken, eyebrow, zebra

    *CR

    crayon, crab, cry, crane, craft, crate, cream, crumb, Chris, crow, crown, microphone, secret, scarecrow

    *DR

    draw, drum, drill, dragon, drive, drape, drag, dream, dreary, dry, drop, drove, drool, address, children, gumdrop, raindrop

    *FR

    fries, frog, frame, friends, France, fresh, freeze, free, fry, Friday, fruit, freckles, afraid

    *GR

    grapes, grass, groundhog, groceries, grill, girl, great, grade, grip, growl, grandpa, angry, hungry, photograph

    *PR

    prince, present, pretzel, printer, prize, practice, protect, price, apricot, footprint

     

    S

    *initial

    sale, salt, sand, saw, seal, sew, sick, sign sing, sit, soap, sock, soup, circle, sun, saddle, sailboat, sandal, sandwich, sea gull, seashell, seat belt, seven, sewing, sofa, softball, subtract, surfer, syrup, celery, cereal, safety pin, Santa, seventeen, sunflower, city, saving, signal, submarine

    *medial

    baseball, bracelet, castle, dancer, fussy, glasses, icing, possum, bathing suit, whistle, babysitter, bicycle, dinosaur, gasoline, grasshopper, popsicle, medicine, recipe, tricycle, motorcycle, eraser, braces, groceries, eyesight, insect, kissing, lasso, messy, muscle, outside, pencil

    *final

    boss, box, bus, chess, class, dice, dress, face, fence, fox, goose, grass, horse, house, ice, kiss, lace, moose, mouse, nurse, price, race, rice, vase, us, yes, address, birdhouse, cactus, fireplace, lettuce, necklace, octopus, office, bookcase, purse, mice, geese, mattress, shoelace, thermos, waitress, walrus, doghouse, erase


    S-BLENDS

    *SK

    skunk, skirt, skeleton, skateboard, scarecrow, skates, school bus, scarf, skin, scoop, sketch, skip

    *SL

    slippers, sling, sleeping, slide, slug, sled, sleeve, slip, sloth, sleigh, slime, slouch, slice

    *SM

    smile, smell, smoke, smash, small, smokestack, smart, smart, smirk, smooch, smack, smooth

    *SN

    snail, sneeze, snake, snore, snow, sneakers, snuggle, snowmobile, snowman, snapdragon, snicker

    *SP

    spider, spoon, spool, spaghetti, sports car, spaceman, spill, spooky, speaker, speed, speak, spin

    *ST

    stairs, stamp, star stop, student, stove, storm, stork, store, story, sticky, steps, steak

    *SW

    sweater, swing, sweep, swim, swan, sweatpants, sweet, swimsuit, swing, swallow, switch, sweat


    SH

    *initial

    chef, shoe, shapes, sheep, ship, shirt, shells, shut, short, show, shot, shrimp, shy, shop, shadow, shampoo, shamrock, sharing, shaving, sheepdog, sherbet, sheriff, shoelace, shoulder, shovel, shower, sugar

    *medial

    invitation, celebration, nutshell, washcloth, usher, workshop, gas station, bushes, cashier, dishes, fishing, flashlight, fractions, horseshoe, lotion, milkshake, mushroom, ocean, pushing, slingshot, windshield, toothbrushes, directions, addition, sunshine, tissues, eyelashes, marshmallows

    *final

    brush, cash, dish, fish, leash, push, rash, splash, squash, trash, wash, wish, goldfish, hairbrush, mustache, mouthwash, eyelash, paintbrush, starfish, toothbrush, radish, finish, ticklish, nail polish

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    T

    *initial

    teeth, tie, tire, toad, toast, toys, two, teacher, teepee, tiger, teenager, telephone, turkey, taco, toothbrush, toolbox, toes, team, talking, tossing, towing, towel, tourist, taxicab, turtle

    *medial

    button, cheetah, guitar, kitten, photos, skater, sweater, mittens, waiter, anteater, butterfly, computer, litter, potato, peanut butter, daughter, rattlesnake

    *final

    ant, bat, boat, boot, cat, coat, fruit, goat, hat, bracelet, astronaut, parrot, robot, parachute, flashlight, chocolate, doughnut, newt


    TH

    *initial

    thorn, thin, three, thimble, thumb, thunder, thick, thigh, thousand, thief, third, think, thank you, Thanksgiving, thirsty, thermos, thirteen, thirty, thermometer, theater

    *medial

    bathtub, earthworm, athlete, bathrobe, toothache, toothbrush, panther, python, toothpaste, birthday, marathon, toothless, feather, father, mother, weather, bathing suit, together, brothers, clothing, grandfather, grandmother

    *final

    bath, broth, cloth, earth, fifth, math, mouth, teeth, tooth, sloth, wreath, youth, birdbath, moth, locksmith, north, path, strength, booth, month, south

     

    V

    *initial

    van, vase, vault, vest, vet, vine, vote, vacuum, valley, vampire, village, vowels, vulture, valentine, visor, visit, video, vinegar, violets, violin, visitor, volcano, volleyball, vegetables

    *medial

    Beaver, clover, driveway, ivy, seven, shaving, carnival, envelope, screwdriver, seventy, Thanksgiving, truck driver, traveler, beverage, heavy

    *final

    cave, dove, glove, beehive, olive, sleeve, five, love, locomotive, brave, drive, give, save, stove, wave, above, shave, move

     

    W

    *initial

    worm, wait, walk, wild, wall, world, want, wings, warm, was, wash, words, wolf, watch, we, wear, web, weeds, weed, wide, wife, wind, wish, work, wipe, waist, wait, warm, wall, wave, wax, water, whale, white, win, waffles, winter, weather, window

     

    Y

    *initial

    yard, yarn, year, yellow, yell, young, your, yesterday, yes, yawn, yam, yummy, yolk, yardstick, yogurt, yoga, unicorn, unicycle

    *medial

    kayak, lawyer, yo-yo, New York, royal, lanyard, layer, mayor

     

    Z 

    *initial

    zoo, zebra, zero, zigzag, zip code, zipper, zoom, xylophone, Zach, zebra fish, zeppelin, zinnia, zombie, zoologist, zucchini

    *medial

    bulldozer, magazine, music, newspaper, physician, poison ivy, television, blizzard, cheesecake, closet, cousin, daisy, desert, dozen, dessert, gazelle, lizard, pretzel, newspaper, noisy, puzzle, scissors, wizard

    *final

    beads, bears, bees, boys, bugs, cheese, dogs, eggs, jeans, keys, kids, legs, nose, paws, peas, prize, rose, sneeze, animals, apples, babies, bananas, cookies, dinosaurs, fingers, flowers, sandals, pigs, sneakers, tomatoes