"R" in the Car
For Kids of All Ages
Alida Engel was inspired to make these MP3 music files when she realized that most of the families she works with practice their speech on the go - and most do so in the car.
Jay Mankita was called "one of the half dozen best songwriters today" by Pete Seeger. For over 25 years, Jay has been playing guitar, composing and performing his original songs for both children and adults. To find out more about Jay and his music go to www.jaymankita.com.
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Copyright: Music & Lyrics, Jay Mankita, ©2005;
Recordings, Alida Engel, ©2005; All songs written & produced by Jay Mankita
Tools to Use
with the songs
Other Resources for
Learning the R Sound:
- Alida's Tips on teaching children to say "R"
- Video Instructions on Making the "R" (4 parts)
- Judith Maginnis Kuster's Article "Gimme an R": Cheers for Treatment Resources
- Suzanne Boyce, 2000 JASA Conference Article Acoustic Modeling of American English /r/ pdf file
- Lynn Williams and Ken Bleile, "Schwa [r] Phonological Intervention: It's About Time" pdf file
Click Below to
Listen to Songs
Track 2, "Are You in the Car?"
Track 3, "Where is the Chair?"
Track 5, "Very Very Dark"
Track 6, "The Cherry Berry Tree"
Track 8, "Too Many Animals"
Track 9, "Run, Rock, & Roll"
Track 11, "Proud Princess"
Track 12, "Broccoli Bread"
Track 14, "First Person"
Track 15, "I Heard A Word"
Some tips to remember
before you get started:
- Be patient. Learning to sing along takes repeated listening.
- Work at mastering one or two words at a time.
- Pick your favorites - you don't have to learn it all.
- Adults should exaggerate the R as they sing along.