Mama bird thinks it’s time for Baby bird’s first flight, but Baby bird has other ideas in this humorous wordless picture book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Mark Teague. It’s a big day up in the tree that Mama bird shares with her baby. Mama bird thinks Baby bird is finally ready to leave the nest and learn to fly so he can migrate south with the rest of their flock. But Baby bird isn’t so sure. Can’t his mother keep bringing him worms in their nest? Can’t he migrate in a hot air balloon instead? Or perhaps a car? Baby bird figures out that he must flap his wings and learn to fly—whether he likes it or not!
This silly spring book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like growing up and perspective taking. It is also great for noticing character expressions and determining meaning from pictures in speech bubbles. It is also great for predicting, inferencing, illustration study, and character analysis, as well as for targeting a variety of sound including:/b/, /f/, /l/, /n/, /st/, /fl/, and /er/! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Fly! in speech therapy below: