Today’s ‘What’s Up Wednesday’ post comes from Teach Speech 365. I want to first thank her for creating such an interesting post and participating in ‘What’s Up Wednesday’. For those of you wanting to know which books would be fun to use in therapy, you have come to the right post 🙂 Make sure you check out Teach Speech 365 at her blog ( click here ) for more great posts. So here is ‘What’s Up Wednesday’!
Thanks to The Speech Bubble for asking me to do a guest post!
I decided that I would talk about my favorite books to use in therapy. I haven’t delved into creating activities that go along with books, but I think it’s on the horizon! It’s hard to say which books are my absolute favorite to use in therapy, but I’ll give you my top 5. I find that using literacy based activities are a great way to hit a lot of goals in a relatively short amount of time. It’s also great for groups.
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1. Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat: Gregory is a goat who doesn’t have the “typical” goat appetite. Hmm…there’s also a lot of “or” and “er” in there! I like to use it for story retell, discussing healthy vs. unhealthy food. The kids love when Gregory eats tires and a barber pole!
2. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett: This is a classic book in my therapy room. It’s a great book to target story telling and prediction skills. We talk about what could come down from the sky instead of rain, snow, etc. We also have a great time talking about what would make the best combination vs. the worst combination of foods! I usually do some type of drawing/discussion activity while using this book, which you can grab for free HERE!
3. I Have To Go by Robert Munsch: Oh Andrew and his need to pee at the most inconvenient times! This is a good book to talk about problem solving (what should Andrew do before getting in the car or putting on his snowsuit?) and have a good laugh.
4. Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan: Join Sadie and her quest to keep her snowman from melting. There are opportunities to work on describing (what does she use for the face of the snowman), comparing/contrasting (what did she use differently this time), WH questions, and emotions (how does she feel now?).
5. No Jumping On the Bed by Tedd Arnold: Walter lives on the top floor of his apartment building. Walter begins the night by doing the unthinkable – jumping on his bed! He then falls down, down, down, and we meet all his neighbors. It’s a good book to work on rhyming, sequencing, and have a laugh at how Walter’s innocent jumping turns into so much more…
Hope you enjoyed this peek into my therapy room! What books do you like to use during sessions? Thanks again to Maureen over The Speech Bubble for allowing me to do a guest post!! 🙂