3 Reasons Your Students Will Love Tongue Twister Brain Breaks in Your Classroom
Brain breaks can be fun, but they can also feel a bit of a “derail” to class time. Tongue twisters are a quick and fun brain break to implement with your students. They can take as little as 30 seconds, give your students a bit of a switch of focus, and they are a super fun challenge.
They promote language development
“Tongue twisters are not just a linguistic game. They have a practical purpose for speech and language development. Its regular recitation stimulates control of the muscles responsible for speech, ensuring a clearer pronunciation of words with difficult syllables. It also expands children’s vocabulary.”
Everyone can participate
When doing tongue twisters with your students, project the tongue twister on the board or under the document camera. Then, have your whole class say the tonuge twister as fast as they can, as many times as they can. If you want to have a few students try it in front of the class after everyone has a chance to practice, then you can do that too.
They are silly
Tongue twisters are silly! Even adults like a good tonuge twister challenge now and again. Your students will have such a fun time being silly while reading tonuge twisters.
You can use tongue twister cards in your classroom, slides projected on the screen, or a tonuge twister spinner! They can all be found here.