Category Archives: Books

Using Toys to Extend a Story Book

Cuddle up with a good picture book, add a plush character from the story and you have literacy plus play! I introduced Opal from Toot and Puddle: The One and Only, by Holly Hobbie to little Caroline. She immediately tucked … Continue reading

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“Baby Blessings,” By Michael Jordan’s Mom

I always look at the display of brand new books at our public library when I go. Today I was attracted to Baby Blessings, A Prayer for the Day You Were Born, by Deloris Jordan. It is a precious story … Continue reading

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“The Field Guide to Insects” by Silver Dolphin

Get ready for an expedition through the cloud forests of Central America, discovering thriving insects from eight inch butterflies, battling beetles, munching praying mantids  or jewel scarabs, the gems of the cloud forest. Written in the form of a journal, Randal … Continue reading

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Reading to Children on the Autism Spectrum

Yesterday, I met a mom and a little boy whom I will be working with. He is relatively newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mom had a lot of questions. We started talking about reading and she said he … Continue reading

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A Day With No Crayons, Language Lesson

I love to read books that connect language with art. A Day With No Crayons is a clever story about a little girl who-you guessed it–lost the use of her crayons for the day. This would be a great book … Continue reading

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Read Across America Day, Make a Book

Tomorrow, March 2, is Read Across America Day, celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday! What better way to celebrate than to help a child make a book of their very own. Whether you are a parent or a speech therapist, this … Continue reading

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Simple Snow Stories for Speech Language Therapy

It’s almost March and we are having two snowstorms out east this week. So even though I see readers requesting Spring lessons for therapy, I am still literally stuck in the snow! Here are a couple of fun books I … Continue reading

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Great Science Books to Use for Language Therapy

As speech language pathologists, we try to link the classroom curriculum with language goals. Currently I have elementary aged students who are studying weather, the Civil War, the nervous system, the rain forest, poetry and Black History. I look for … Continue reading

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Spoon People for Storytelling, Building Language in Therapy

What are “Spoon People” you ask? After over 35 years doing speech and language therapy, it is fun to invent something new that really works with kids. I was trying to think of a way to interest one of my … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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