using Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/v/ medial
/l/ initial and medial


Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart

By Jane O'Connor

Almost everything about Valentine's Day is fancy . . . especially with Fancy Nancy! Mystery is in the air when Nancy receives a valentine from a secret someone. Join Nancy as she follows the clues to find out who it is—all in her trademark fabulous style, of course.

This fancy Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like gift giving and having a secret admirer. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting adjectives as well as for targeting /v/ medial and /l/ initial and medial sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete sequence

Narrative Concepts:



order of events Fancy Nancy takes to find her secret admirer


fancy, bouquet, scrumptious, sequins, doily, magnificent, fuchsia, mystery, ensemble, suspects, admirer, clue, trail, solved


gift giving
showing others we care about them
secret admirer



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.