Help me practice making the “CH” sound!

Help me practice
making the “CH” sound!
“Choo-choo sound” “Chopping sound”
I can make the
“ch” sound like a
train! Chugga
chugga choo-choo!
The “ch” sound is
made with a short,
powerful burst of air.
Chop chop!
o My lips are apart and
pushed out
o My teeth are close
o My cheeks are flat (not
holding any air)
o The tip of my tongue taps
the bumpy part right
behind my front teeth. This
stops the air from going
over my tongue.
o The sides of my tongue are
touching the inside of my
back teeth.
Something doesn’t sound
quite right…
It takes time to break old
habits and develop a perfect
sound! Consider these tips:
When “ch” sounds more like “sh”
Make the long “sh” sound. The make a “t.” Now make both sounds at the same time! You can
think of the “ch” sound as being a combination of a long “sh” and a short “t.”
When “ch” sounds “slushy” or “breathy”
The tongue is probably not stabilized in the back. Practice pushing out against the back molars
with your “tongue elbows” to create a groove down the center. Don’t let the air leak out over
the sides of the tongue!
I can make the sound… Now what?
Great work! Now let’s carry over that success into syllables, simple words, more
complex words, phrases, sentences, readings, and conversation.
Practice the words on these lists and then go on a sound hunt. Look at books, food
labels, billboards… Everything and anything! Hang a list on the fridge and see how many
words you can add!
Initial /ch/ words
chew chip cheap
chow chill chat
Medial /ch/ words
kitchen matching coaches
hatching mention catching
Final /ch/ words
match hatch ouch
pitch reach rich
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