Valentines Day Picture Books for Speech Therapy

Here are some more Valentines Day books to use in speech therapy to liven up your sessions:

Love, Splat by Scotton

Splat has made a special valentine for his secret crush, Kitten. A little bashful about giving it to her, he also discovers that his rival, Spike, has eyes for Kitten too. In fact, Spike has a bigger valentine for her than Splat. Losing his nerve, Splat drops his valentine for Kitten in the trash. Turns out that Kitten finds it, and prefers Spat over Spike inspite of his rumbling stomach and bendy tail.

  • A cute story to use to re-tell, talk about the beginning, middle and end, as well as the problem and solution.
  • Extend the story to talk about how kids treat you at school. What makes a friend? What do they appreciate in you?
Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse by Numeroff and Bond
Mouse is making valentines for his friends and each one celebrates what she likes in that friend–pig is a good dancer and moose is such a good artist.
  • Make some valentines for friends. Talk about what you appreciate in each one and dictate or write a message telling them that.
  • Talk about the difference between being good at something like soccer or drawing versus a character trait like generous, kind or helper
I Love You More by Duksta
This clever book is divided in half, with one side devoted to a mother telling her son how much she loves him, while you flip the book over and read the other half where the boy declares his love for his mother.
  • Talk about the comparatives, “I love you higher than the highest bird ever flew,” or taller than the tallest tree.” Encourage the student to make their own comparatives: bigger than…., wider than……happier than….. and illustrate your words.
Mama, Will You Hold My Hand? by Pignataro
Mama promises to hold her little Bear’s hand “to the ends of the earth.” They pass through beautifully water colored landscapes as they hold on to each others hands.
  • Point out the descriptive words, “swirly skies,” “sneaky shadows” or “wavy waters.” Collect pictures or objects around the room and add a descriptive word to the noun. See how many you can brainstorm.
  • Talk about places your student has gone, and add a descriptive word to it.
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2 Responses to Valentines Day Picture Books for Speech Therapy

  1. Janelle says:

    I’m going to have to look to see if I can find those books. Thanks for the suggestions.

  2. sherry says:

    Hi Janelle,

    I looked up your website, brimfulcuriosities, and see that you are a book lover too and write reviews. Keep it up!

    Where are you in Wisconsin? That is where I grew up.

    Sherry

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