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Stories are really important because they create an emotional bond with children. A sound like >TH< should be “noticed” before it is acquired. Since in River-Plate (Argentine) Spanish, >TH< is not found. If teachers were to describe all the procedure to young learners, this procedure would simply be forgotten, as meta-language cannot be used with children. A memorable story —whose conflict solution includes the acquisition of the articulation of the new sound— may be the scaffold needed.

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