So, if you are anything like me, you may have not known what these terms meant or why they are important. But knowing this – and teaching it to my students – has been a game changer!
A voiced sound is one that you use your voice box to make. Touch your throat and say the sounds for letters like G, B, D, R, and W. Do you feel that vibration? That is a voiced sound.
An unvoiced sound is one that you DO NOT use your voice box to make. Touch your throat again and say the sounds for letters like P, T, S, F, and K. There is no vibration because these are unvoiced sounds.
This can be super helpful for kid when they confuse letter sounds such as B and P, D and T, and G and K. These sounds are all made in the same place in our mouths. The only difference is one is voiced and the other is unvoiced!
I hope you found this tip helpful.
See you next week!