speech and language teaching concepts for Awesome Ambulances in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ medial
/b/ medial
/l/ medial
/s/ final
/p/ initial
/air/ medial
/sh/ medial


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

Awesome Ambulances

By Tony Mitton

Turn on the siren and zoom down the streets with some animal paramedics in this cheerful picture book all about ambulances. Lively wordplay, vibrant art, plus a visual dictionary, make this title a must-have for bookshelves everywhere. This book is filled with humorous rhyming text by the award-winning poet Tony Mitton, which perfectly complements Ant Parker’s bold, bright illustrations. A picture dictionary identifying ambulance parts builds vocabulary and makes learning about ambulances exciting and fun.

This awesome community helpers book can be used in speech therapy to describing. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting multisyllabic words! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Awesome Ambulances in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
verbs (action)
phonological awareness​


patient, ambulance, assist, siren, visibility, vivid, beacons, paramedics, oxygen, splints, stretcher


verbs (action)

Text Features:

picture dictionary

Phonological Awareness:

multisyllabic words


Why would someone call an ambulance?
Why do ambulances have sirens?
How do the paramedics help during an emergency?
How could someone get so hurt?
How do you think people feel when they see the ambulance coming to help?
How might people feel when they arrive to the hospital?

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