speech and language teaching concepts for Waiting for Winter in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:





Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Waiting for Winter

By Sebastian Meschenmoser

Squirrel has never seen it snow, and this year he is determined not to miss it. He wants his friends to see it too, but it’s hard to stay awake. Finally, winter arrives and snow is falling, or is it?

This funny and beautifully illustrated winter book can be used in speech therapy to teach descriptive words. It is also great for addressing inferencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Waiting for Winter in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving
character analysis
illustration study
text features



wait, winter, snow, snowflake, etc.

Character Analysis:

Squirrel learns how to wait and see his very first winter snow.


verbs (regular past tense, present progressive, irregular past tense)

Text Features:

bolded font
large font


What does snow feel like?
How do the animals know that the winter snow has come?

Problem Solving:

How will the animals stay awake while waiting for the snow?

If you are interested in seeing other winter books to use in therapy, then check out the Seasonal Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.