Looking for books with repetitive teaching of speech and language concepts so that your little ones gain consistent exposure to the concepts? These speech/language story books were created for children ages 18 months-6 years of age. As a Speech-Language Therapist working in Early Intervention, these books were created with two main goals in mind.
- Read through the books and soak in the concepts to use in a variety of contexts. Sometimes it’s challenging for a child to sit down and read a story book with you, especially if they are distracted by other things in the room. Therefore, don’t feel obligated to read the book the whole way through if your child appears interested in other things. Instead, find the motivational pieces from the book and create playful experiences from the books to use with your child.
- 2. Again, remember to have fun and don’t feel like you have to get all the way through a book in order for your experience to be successful. It’s really YOU that brings the magical, exciting, and fun play experience. Follow your child’s lead when playing and follow along with what they do. If they tap something, you tap something. If they get up and spin, you get up and spin. See what happens. And follow their lead. Nonverbal engagement is important so also think about making up a song, adding hand signals, or acting out a fun sequence from a book!
Here’s a great article on how to use books with examples for how to help your little ones engage with you with speech delays: How to use books to help your little ones with speech delays
Here are a list of speech/language books for anytime of the year, and for fall and winter. Great for toddlers and preschool-aged children!
Sully’s Snowflakes: A Speech/Language Book on Yes and No Questions & Negation
Features Interactive Play with Up & Down and Picture Vocabulary Tracking Sheets.
This article contains general information and any material and content contained in this article is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider and/or local Speech-Language Therapist with any questions you may have regarding your child’s development.