• Buba Stojanović University of Niš, Pedagogical University in Vranje
  • Tamara Mitić Preschool Institution Pĉelica, Niš


Proper articulation and clear speaking skills represent an important condition for good communication and active inclusion of an individual into a social life. Considering more frequent rise of articulator disorders in pre-school children, prevention is necessary. To reduce these disorders it is needed to make influence during the most sensible period of children`s speaking skill development, at the time of tempestuous development of standard articulation in children, at pre-school age. If articulation deviations keep on occurring, even after a child starts the school, than it is considered to be an articulation disorder that can grow into a sever speech disorder.
The paper work points out an importance of short folk sayings, primarily tongue twisters and counting rhymes, as an important content in the process of developing audio perception of speech, therefore a proper articulation of voices in pre-school children. Insight and correction of speaking problems with the children of that age can easily be achieved by using tongue twisters and counting rhymes in the form of game, whereby active speech is developed, a child is tension relieved and learns gradually all elements of correct speaking skills. Tongue twisters and counting rhymes are oral literary creations that entertain and relax child`s spirit, and their text is suitable for discrimination of some voices and consonant`s groups. If they are planned and continuously processed in an educational group they may give significant results in a field of proper voice articulation developing, especially fricatives, affricates and nasals. This information was obtained on the basis of the research that was done in a middle pre-school group by planned drill of children`s articulation using the mentioned content.


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How to Cite
STOJANOVIĆ, Buba; MITIĆ, Tamara. TONGUE TWISTERS AND COUNTING RHYMES IN A FUNCTION OF CORRECT ARTICULATION OF PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. International Journal of Education TEACHER, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 16, p. 37-49, nov. 2018. ISSN 1857-8888. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020. doi: