These warm-up exercises are part of speech therapy treatments. Many examples and demonstrations can be found on the internet.
Exercise 1 :
The tongue is a muscle that needs to be exercised. Here are some exercises to do: Moving the tongue up and down (behind the teeth); from side to side (right check- left cheek); touching the back teeth (up and down, right to left)
b) Basic Diction Exercises
Simple words must be practiced, such as : kata, kata, kata Pa, Pa, Pa Pata, Pata, Pata, Pataka, Pataka, Pataka.
The following websites might be of use:
The internet offers many interesting videos and websites about exercises to improve elocution. It was by surfing the net that I had the chance to discover many interesting examples.
These very popular YouTube videos deal with the following:
- Muscle structure of the mouth and tongue
- Breathing exercises
- Articulating drill
- Diction using traditional sentences