Frequent Speech Sounds:
/j/ initial (Gerald)
/p/ initial (Piggie)
/r/ initial and medial (Gerald and rain)
/g/ medial (Piggie)
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Key Teaching Concepts
compare and contrast (ways to have fun in different weather and ways the weather might add challenges)
Gerald is a caring friend. He does whatever he can to make Piggie happy.
Piggie is excited to play outside with Gerald, but throws a fit when it rains. When he notices the worms having fun in the rain, he then decides the rain can be fun. When the rain stops, Piggie is disappointed, but has a great friend in Gerald who helps him have a good day.
finding fun in different circumstances
facial expressions and body language
change in text size
Why do you think Piggie and Gerald are so excited to plat outside?
Do you think they expected it to rain?
Why do you think Piggie dislikes the rain?
Why do you think Gerald is blocking the rain for Piggie?
How do you think Piggie feels? Why do you think that?
How does Piggie feel now that the rain has stopped? Why do you think that?
Why do elephants make great friends?
What are some fun things they can do in the rain?
What is about to happen? (point out the rain drop)
Do you think they will keep playing in the rain?
Did it stop raining?
Do you think Piggie will play now?
Will Piggie and Gerald have fun in the rain?
Do you think it will rain all day?
What do you think Gerald’s plan is?
Is it raining again?
Piggie and Gerald are excited to play outside together, but can they find ways to have fun in the changing weather?
If you are interested in using Are You Ready to Play Outside? and other weather- themed books in speech therapy, then check out these print-&-go cheat sheets. Perfect for when you don’t need a full book companion.
If you are interested in seeing other weather-themed books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.