speech and language teaching concepts for Beach Day in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/ch/ final
/v/ final
/s/ initial
/pl/ initial
/er/ final

Themes:

ocean

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Beach Day

By Karen Roosa

A colorful board book that captures the fun and excitement of a day at the beach. Sun, sea, and sand meet bright illustrations and a fun rhyming text in this delightful summer story. The perfect board book for summer! Buoyant verse and bright, playful illustrations capture the singular feeling of a hazy, lazy day by the ocean, complete with a ball game with new friends, water-skiers and sailboats, and a picnic lunch. A captivating introduction to the beach for young children.

This sunny ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and prediction. It is also great for describing and for targeting /b/, /ch/, /v/, /s/, /pl/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Beach Day in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
phonological awareness​

Sequencing:

order of events on beach day

Vocabulary:

roar, rush, soar, array, shimmer, distance, clatter, chatter, scatter, flurry, hurry, banquet, launch, moat, dune, content, grin

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

moving text
commas
dashes

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

How do they feel when they get to the beach?
How do they feel spending time with each other?
Why do you think people go to the beach?
How do they feel when they have to pack up?
How do they feel when they say bye?

Predicting:

What do you think they will need for their beach day?
What do you think they will do on their beach day?
Have you ever been to the beach? Do you think you would like it?