TONY PLAYS WITH SOUNDS by Jane R. Spooner

TONY PLAYS WITH SOUNDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What is called a ""Hear-Say Book for Speech Improvement"" is keyed to the interest in experimenting with sound that every child goes through. Whether the range indicated by the publisher -- 3 to 7 -- is too comprehensive or not, only testing will show. This should be used, particularly with children who are having some of the initial speech difficulties, by an adult with interest and patience. In slim story form, the ""I"" of the story is sharing his learning to imitate sounds and to incorporate sounds and words in speech, with his baby sister. Tiny stories, the inclusion of verse (routine and unimaginative but on the child invention level), a combination of exercises of lips, tongue, relaxation and jaw, and the stress on certain letter and letter combination sounds combine to produce a very elementary speech book.

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1960
Publisher: John Day