5 Children’s Books for Promoting Speech and Language Skills

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It is important to understand that each child learns differently, but books are excellent tools for promoting speech and language skills, as it is the foundation of learning. Within therapy, books are always targeted to encourage language via expansion/extension, questions, labeling, etc.

Maya’s Book Nook does a great job elaborating language and literacy opportunities in their Beyond the Book series.

Below are the foundational language skills within common books that you may already have in your personal library.

Books for Promoting Speech and Language Skills 
 

Brown Bear

  • label/identify colors, animals, people
  • pronouns “I” and “me”
  • produce animal sounds
 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • label/identify colors and food
  • learn about days of the week
  • sequence how a butterfly is made
  • target multisyllabic words
 

Dear Zoo

  • label/identify colors and animals
  • produce animal sounds
  • target adjectives big, small, grumpy, fierce
  • WH questions (i.e. what does a money eat?)
  • target multisyllabic words
 

Goodnight Moon

  • target multisyllabic words
  • label/identify multiple pictured nouns, colors
  • target verbs
 

Do Cows Meow?

  • label/identify animals
  • target counting (# teeth)
  • imitating animal sounds

A favorite book of many at our practice is Do Cows Meow? Maybe it’s the flaps or the silly sounds the therapists makes while reading, but here is a peek into our therapy room as we use this book to promote speech and language skills.

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