Going to back to school this week? Not sure what you want to do during your speech therapy sessions? I got you covered! While I may not be a school-based SLP anymore, I still have my favorites! I try to incorporate them with my private clients that I see after school hours. These books are in no particular order…they are equally loved!
Hooway for Wodney Wat
I just dedicated a whole blog post to this book! But who cares? It’s getting on the list today! This book is so great for back to school. I love using it for articulation groups to really drive home the point how important using our good sounds is. But I also like to use it for language sessions to show that we all have weaknesses that we need to work on this year. Check out the link above for freebies!!
Yes, this is another book I wrote an entire blog post about. But I still had to add it to the list! This book provides a great lesson on accepting others’ uniqueness whether it’s a name, hair color, or another trait. It makes it great for speech therapy!! I like to teach the point that we are all in speech to work on things…each one of us has different things we need help with. Your strength is someone else’s weakness and vice versa.
If You Take A Mouse To School
This one is just good book to have the first week of school. Predict what would happen if a mouse followed you to school. What kinds of trouble would he cause? It’s also a great story to use with sequencing activities as well as object function vocabulary. This mouse book is a basic staple for your back to school collection!
What is not to love about this book? Wemberly Worried is a great book for the little ones starting school. You can easily talk about how they are feeling about starting school compared to Wemberly. It also lends itself to talking about emotions-which are difficulty for little ones to express. You can even have your students write letters to Wemberly to make her feel better about starting school!
The Gingerbread Man Loose in The School
Everyone loves the Gingerbread Man!! This one is no exception! It’s a great book to use for describing what role each staff member plays at school. I always like to address “who” questions and describing skills when talking about community helpers. You can do this with the staff members at school! Plan a great scavenger hunt around the school to get acquainted with the building and people who work in it!
These book suggestions should have you ready for school to start back! Each book hold a wide range of fun activities for any speech therapy session.
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