using Click, Clack Moo, I Love You! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ final
/kw/

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
acceptance
friendship
kindness

Book Details:

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

Click, Clack Moo, I Love You!

By Doreen Cronin

It’s Valentine’s Day and on the farm that means a Valentine’s party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck’s many decorations to the barn…but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Or, perhaps, she’s just what the party needs!

This sweet Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like acceptance. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting inferencing as well as for /k/ final and /kw/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Click, Clack Moo, I Love You! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
verbs (regular past tense)
text features

Sequencing:

order of events to get ready for and enjoy the party

Vocabulary:

pigpen, stock, stable, mend, greeted, arrived, formal, affair, evening, divine, bovine, ball, attire, hustle, perked, lead, trotted, hustled

Social/Emotional:

inclusion
not judging others

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)

Text Features:

ellipses
moving text
unique font
large font

Inferencing:

How does Little Duck feel about having a party?
How do the animals feel when they get their Valentines?
How do the animals feel at the party?
What is Fox trying to say when she arrives to the party?
How do the animals feel about Fox?
How was Little Fox different than the other animals?
Did their feelings toward Little Fox change? How so?

If you are interested in seeing other Valentine’s Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.