Party Animals is a wild collection of speech sound poems, written by speech-language pathologist, Tali Kellerstein. This book is loaded with fun phrases of speech sounds in the order of their acquisition. It’s great for children and a fantastic parent, teacher and therapist resource about speech development.

Illustrations are whimsical and fun phrases are the perfect length for imitation of sounds for young children. My favorite poem, Nursery School Narwhal, follows Narwhal through the day: Knock, Knock, Narwhal. New day Narwhal. Nursery School Narwhal. Nervous Narwhal…. and so it goes. It was fun introducing children to new vocabulary of nouns (like a baboon and vulture), verbs (gulp, chuckle), and adjectives (dazzling, shimmer)!

This book is delightful on its own, as children try to match poetic phrases with the illustrations. It’s excellent for teaching literation and listening for phonemes that are the same. I enjoyed bringing it along to my own speech therapy sessions as my friends practiced their target words in phrases in so many different opportunities.

The back of the book includes a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, and therapists on age of speech sound acquisition and how sounds are made. Party Animals is a great addition to any bookshelf!

Available at The Speak Boutique