Is there a speech pathologist in the house?
Yes, indeed there is.
I thought it would be interesting to see if Orison could catch on to “th” productions in words. So recently while were riding in the car, I showed him where his tongue should go for “th words,” like thing, thumb, and three.
He’s caught on with great gusto, as you will see.
We don’t really do too much speech correction at this point. He’s only 3 for crying out loud! This was just an experiment that he’s enjoyed, so that’s why we went with it. If he were getting frustrated, I wouldn’t press the issue at all at this age.
There are some words that I can’t bring myself to correct, even though I’m a speech pathologist. He still says “pupcake” for cupcake, “brezkist” for breakfast, and “the Carnells” for the Parnells (our tenants).
I don’t want to teach him to say these words correctly, because if I did, I feel like I would be confirming the end of his toddlerhood.
What words did your kids say “wrong” that you enjoyed tremendously?