" We all know the power of animals. But how about combining children's natural fascination with animals with the power of animal sounds?
Becca Jarzynski, a pediatric speech-language pathologist explains animal sound such as moooo, baaa, neigh can help kids learn to associate a simple sound with an actual object or picture.
Click here to read more about speech sound development in children.
"...certain speech sounds are easier for young children to say (such as vowels, p, m, h, n, w, b, t, d) and that certain syllable shapes tend to come first in speech development (CV = consonant-vowel). Combine the two and you get...animal sounds! Moo. Baa. Neigh. Meow. All easy, all fun, and all powerful ways to help a young child start talking".
Here at Competent K9 we are interested in hearing from all animal loving speech therapists who would be interested in becoming a part of the Competent K9 crew. Should this be you please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cue music: "Old Macdonald had a farm.......
or a new bedtime story Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
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