speech and language teaching concepts for Bat Loves The Night in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/t/ final
/ts/ final



Book Details:

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

Bat Loves The Night

By Nicola Davis

“A charming and informative story about a pipistrelle bat. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of the animal's flight, its navigational skills, and the hunt for food.” — School Library Journal

Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!

This descriptive bats book can be used in speech therapy to address rich vocabulary. It is also great for targeting figurative language and for targeting adjectives, verbs, and prepositional phrases! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bat Loves The Night in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence


mammal, species, subarctic tundra, monarch, pipistrelle, beady, pixie, thistledown, echolocation, roost, squeakings, nocturnal

Figurative Language:

similes (shapes like hooks, sound like a tiny umbrella, louder than a hammer blow, like a flashlight, like the wrapper from a candy)


prepositional phrases
verbs (present tense)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

enlarged text

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