Tongue twisters help build phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is being able to hear and identify letters and sounds. It is entirely an auditory activity, consequently, tongue twisters are a great fun way for children and anyone learning English. As diction improves confidence rises.
Many families today use whiteboards, their fridges, or bulletin boards to convey messages. Why not weekly or monthly post a tongue twister that family members can use as a playful challenge? Taking it a step further, family members can challenge each other to create their own tongue twisters.
Teachers often use classic fairy tale rhymes and tongue twisters in chime-in activities. This is where the whole class or a few students chorally recite the phrase, sentence, or paragraph. The group recitation is great for those who are shy or find the twister difficult, as they can practice without being individually heard, thus removing the fear of being judged on their pronunciation.