Looking to add giggles to your literacy time? Try spotlighting phonological awareness and alliteration with tongue twisters! Tongue twisters are fascinating. Check out these totally terrific twister tidbits:
- Almost every language has tongue twisters.
- People read tongue twisters slowly whether they are reading aloud or silently. Thus, tongue twisters aren’t so much about twisting the tongue but rather twisting the brain!
- The most difficult tongue twister according to the Guiness World Book of Records is the following: The sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick.
- MIT researchers claims that this is most difficult tongue twister: Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
Click here for a list of other tough tongue twisters. And check out these tongue twister activities for your students:
Use these tongue twister slips when teaching about alliteration! Cut out the slips. Then fold them and place them in a container. Have student volunteers pull slips and read the twisters.
Have students create their own tongue twisters with this activity sheet.