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Celebrate “Tell a Joke Day” to Improve Your Speech, or Practice Speech Therapy with Your Kids!

Share these jokes with your kids to encourage communication and practice speech therapy.

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“Laughter is the best medicine,” or so the saying goes! To celebrate “Tell a Joke Day,” we wanted to share some fun jokes that you can use to get your kids practice speech therapy. You can also encourage your children to memorize these jokes and tell them to family members and friends (or their speech therapist during virtual practice speech therapy), which will help them practice “Laughter is the best medicine,” or so the saying goes! To celebrate “Tell a Joke Day,” we wanted to share some fun jokes that you can use to get your kids talking. You can also encourage your children to memorize these jokes and tell them to family members and friends (or their speech therapist during virtual practice speech therapy), which will help them practice speech therapy.

Not only does everyone love a good joke, but jokes can make practice speech therapy easier, both for children and adults.

For example:

  • Memorizing a joke requires you to repeat it over and over many times. This repetition is helpful for teaching your muscles certain letter sounds and combinations.
  • Jokes are usually met with laughter or smiles that give immediate feedback to the speaker, increasing their confidence and sense of acceptance among their peers or audience.
  • Many jokes are about common, everyday themes or topics (think chickens crossing roads), that everyone can relate to.
  • Jokes can help break the ice or get a conversation started. They help the speaker feel comfortable talking and overcome an initial fear of using their voice.

Different jokes can be used for different speech improvement goals in virtual speech therapy

The following information is based on a chart from the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) website. You can use these examples to help your child with various different speech goals, including increasing vocal loudness and inflection, practice saying words with multiple syllables, and increasing verbal reasoning and expression:

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Not being able to communicate is no joke. In children, it can lead to temper tantrums, and lifelong cognitive impact, so starting virtual speech therapy earlier is better for you.

Better Speech therapists provide a customized approach for every client, based on their needs and objectives. ,Book your free consultation today, and let your therapist know if you want to incorporate jokes into your therapy!

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Now let’s get to the laughs!

Jokes to practice “L” sounds

“L” is a letter that many children struggle with. Use these jokes to practice “L” sounds to make you and your kids Laugh!

Q: Why couldn’t the pony sing a lullaby?
A: She was a little horse.

Q: Two pickles fell out of a jar onto the floor. What did one say to the other?
A: Dill with it.

Q: Why can’t Elsa from Frozen have a balloon?
A: Because she will “let it go, let it go.”

Q: Where would you find an elephant?
A: The same place you lost her.

Jokes to practice “R” sounds

Many children ,struggle to pronounce the letter “R” as well. We’ve rounded up the best “R” jokes to have you roaring with laughter!

Q: What does a cloud wear under his raincoat?
A: Thunderwear.

Q: Why did the dinosaur cross the road?
A: Because the chicken wasn’t born yet.

Q: What do you call a droid that takes the long way around?
A: R2 detour.

Q: What do you say to a rabbit on its birthday?
A: Hoppy Birthday.

Jokes to practice “S” sounds

“S” sounds can be another struggle. Never fear, we have the best “S” jokes here!

Q: Why did the snake cross the road?
A: To get to the other ssside.

Q: Why are fish so smart?
A: Because they live in schools.

Q: Where did the school kittens go for their field trip?
A: To the mew-seum.

Q: What is a computer’s favorite snack?
A: Computer chips.

Jokes to practice “Th” sounds

Does your child have difficulty pronouncing “Th” sounds? Try asking him the jokes below!

Q: What do turkeys and teddy bears have in common?
A: They both have stuffing.

Q: What’s the best thing to put into pumpkin pie?
A: Your teeth.

Q: How do ghosts wash their hair?
A: With sham-boo.

Q: What is the difference between a cat that got photocopied and a cat that follows you?
A: One is a cat copy; the other is a copy cat.

Jokes to practice “Z” sounds

Last but not least, “Z” sounds are fun but also hard to say sometimes. These jokes can help!

Q: What kind of water can’t freeze?
A: Hot water.

Q: Why did the girl put her cake in the freezer?
A: She wanted to ice it.

Q: What do you call a sleeping bull?
A: A bull-dozer.

Q: Why do fish live in salt water?
A: Because pepper makes them sneeze.

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Knock-Knock Jokes

These deserve their own section since kids LOVE knock-knock jokes! Have fun with these jokes, and don’t forget to encourage your kids to try them out on each other and their friends.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Tank.
Tank who?
You’re welcome.


Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Luke.
Luke who?
Luke through the peep hole and find out.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Cow says.
Cow says who?
No, a cow says mooooo!

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Honey bee.
Honey bee who?
Honey bee a dear and get that for me please!

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
A little old lady.
A little old lady who?
Hey, you can yodel!

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Snow.
Snow who?
Snow use. The joke is over.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Orange.
Orange who?
Orange you going to let me in?

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Dozen.
Dozen who?
Dozen anyone want to let me in?

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Thermos.
Thermos who?
Thermos be a better way to get to you.

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Razor.
Razor who?
Razor hands, this is a stick up!

Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Police.
Police who?
Police let me in, it’s chilly out!

Thanks for laughing with us

We hope you’ve enjoyed these jokes and had a good belly laugh with us! Don’t forget to share your favorite joke on “Tell a Joke Day!”

And don’t forget to sign up for your ,free consultation for virtual speech therapy for yourself or your child today!

Jokes from:

LOL! 200+ Funny (and Clean) Jokes Guaranteed to Make Kids Laugh

LOL! 101 Knock Knock Jokes For Kids and Adults That Are So Bad They’re Good

Written by Molly Lehmuth, for Better Speech.