I made a small packet for kids with “Final Consonant Deletion.” Some young kids simplify adult speech by dropping the final consonant in words. For example you may hear your toddler say “ca” for “cat” or “bow” for “boat.”
Here are some pictures with words that can help your children realize that they are dropping the final consonants in these words. Practicing these minimal pair words can help them realize that these two words are pronounced differently.
read the words in the bottom row to your children, then ask them to
produce the words in the bottom row and bring attention to the final
consonants. If they eliminate the final consonant and for example say
“bow” for “boat,” stop them and bring attention to the /t/ in “boat.” Minimal
pairs are two words with one phonological element that is different and these
cards help bring attention to that element.
Click here to download the packet: Final Consonant Deletion Minimal Pairs