Let me first say CLICK HERE to read about the 6 Ling Sounds. Be sure to scroll down a bit when you get to the page-as it lists the Ling 6. These are crucial for children with CIs. The rest of this post will then make sense (unless you are a CI Momma and then well, you already know!)
It has always amazed me that the /sh/ sound has always been one of the strongest of the Lings that AJ hears. It is often one of the hardest.
One afternoon I found AJ and myself bored with our normal daily play activities. I pulled out his Ling Box and stared for a while. Somehow, food coloring popped into my head. I grabbed AJ's little watering can, some food coloring, and we headed into the bathroom.
I wanted to play with the /sh/ sound a little bit, short & long, and came up with this!
Vocabulary Used During This Activity:
Splash, Splash, Splash
Fill it up!
Listen...(pause) "sshhhhhhhhhhhhh" while pouring water
Put it on! (watering can top)