speech and language teaching concepts for Bo the Bat in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/t/ medial and final


fitting in
not judging a book by its cover

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

Bo the Bat

By Alma Hammond

A book about fitting in…and bats! Help your children understand the importance of learning about someone before judging them. Bo is a fun-loving bat who just wants to join in on all the fun. But the children have heard about bats and they want no part of them. See how Bo wins the kids over by teaching them all the good things about bats. Fun Facts and coloring pages in the back help reinforce what they’ve learned.  Bo the Bat is the first book in the Learn and Love series, a series about misunderstood animals and social skills for children.

This sweet rhyming bats book can be used in speech therapy to address themes of acceptance. It is also great for problem solving, targeting character analysis, inferencing and describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Bo the Bat in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving​
character analysis​
verbs (present tense)
phonological awareness​


pollen, consider, flee, respect, delight

Character Analysis:

The children learn how helpful bats can be and change their perspective about them.


verbs (present tense)

Phonological Awareness:



Why do children hide in fear?
How does this make Bo feel?
How do bats see?
How can bats be helpful?
How do the children feel at the end?
How does Bo feel at the end?


How do you think Bo will get the children to not think he is scary?
What do you think he will show them?

Problem Solving:

Bo the Bat comes up with a plan to show the children that he isn’t scary.

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.