If you give a speech-language pathologist a book... they're going to ask for a book companion to go with it!
"Books provide a key vehicle for introducing children to new experiences." - Laura Justice & Khara Pence (Scaffolding with Storybooks: A Guide for Enhancing Young Children's Language and Literacy Achievement)
The world, for many of my students, does not extend beyond their street block. They have not been to zoos or carnivals, they have not seen a tractor or a rowboat, and they have not been on picnics or vacations. In my speech room, I bring the world to them through the use of books.
This week's Wild About Books spotlight is illuminating yet another Laura Numeroff book - If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. I love these books and not just because they're "cute." It amazes me how one tiny event, such as giving a cat a cupcake, opens the reader up to a whole new realm of possibilities. In this delightful read a girl gives a cat a cupcake and he proceeds to take her on a journey. They attend a karate class, go rowing, and even stop by the science museum! This book is perfect for building upon a child's world knowledge.
First up, this book is perfect for modeling correct /k/ production so I created some articulation cards! There are 36 articulation cards featuring /k/ in the initial, medial, and final position. These words were carefully chosen. Here's a peek at the delicious cards:
I hope your speech room joins this cat in his adventures soon! Does this book companion interest you? Please leave a comment for a chance to win a FREE copy! I'll email the winner next Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by!