using A Little Love Spot in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial, medial and final (love, feeling, feel)
/sp/
/gr/

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
ways to express love
feelings

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary, Middle School

A Little Love Spot

By Diane Alber

Everyone NEEDS to be loved! But sometimes its hard to figure out how to LOVE someone the way they want to be LOVED. This fun story visualizes LOVE as a fun PINK spot and it guides you through the ways you can express love, from listening to being kind. so any child can see how to grow their LOVE SPOT!

This thoughtful Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like showing someone you love them, ways to love ourselves, and complex emotions. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting inferencing as well as for sounds including /l/, /sp/and /gr/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using A Little Love Spot in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
inferencing
social/emotional​​​

Vocabulary:

love spot, care, peace, confidence, happiness, powerful, compliments, surprise, kindness, quality, peaceful, appreciated, from the heart, affection

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
body language
ways to express love
complex emotions
self-talk
“I am” statements
listening
inner peace
gift giving
caring for someone
your favorite way to grow your love spot

Inferencing:

How do you feel when your love spot is big?
How do you think compliments make people feel?
Why would we want to grow our love spot?
How does doing something for someone grow your love spot?
What do people think about you when you listen to them?
How does peaceful feel in your body?
How does being peaceful help us grow our own love spot?
How do we feel when we give gifts to people?
How does our body language make other people feel?

If you are interested in seeing other Valentine’s Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.