About Me

I have been working as a speech pathologist since 1990.  Over this time I have accumulated a lot of resources across three different websites – BusyBugKits, SpeechBookShelf and BabyChatter.  This website is an amalgamation of this work.  I hope it helps you when you are working with your little clients!


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ɜ (bird)


  • VC – earth, earn
  • CV – fur, purr, 
  • CVC  – bird, burn, chirp, church, curl, dirt, herb, hurt, fern, first, girl, learn, nurse, pearl, perch, purse, search, skirt, shirt, stir, surf, third, turn, word, world, worm      
  • 2 syllable – birthday, circus, dirty, early, thirsty

How to produce this sound

‘Er’ is made with lips pushed forward and the mouth open only a bit.

‘Hurt’ is a good word to start with  – vet or doctor clinic.