using Frog and Toad are Friends: Spring in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sl/

Themes:

spring
appreciating nature

Book Details:

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

Frog and Toad are Friends: Spring

By Arnold Lobel

Celebrate the power of friendship in these five adventurous stories starring Frog and Toad—a Caldecott Honor Book! In this story, Frog tries to wake Toad up and come up with a clever plan to make Toad seize the day, even when he doesn't want to. 

This clever spring book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like appreciating the small things in life, friendship, and shifting our perspective. It is also great for problem solving, sequencing and for targeting action verbs as well as for /sl/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Frog and Toad are Friends: Spring in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving
sequencing
social/emotional
adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Sequencing:

order of events Frog takes to wake Toad up

Social/Emotional:

Toad is grumpy and wants to keep sleeping but Frog wants Toad to wake up and seize the day. Frog plays a trick on Toad to make him appreciate the changing of the season.

Grammar:

adjectives​
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Problem Solving:

Frog comes up with a plan to get Toad to come outside and enjoy the day.

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