using Happy Easter Little Critter in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/st/ medial
/er/ final

Themes:

spring
Easter

Book Details:

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

Happy Easter, Little Critter

By Mercer Mayer

Whether he’s dyeing eggs, searching for baskets, or snacking on sweets, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday!

This heartwarming spring and Easter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like learning to appreciate the holiday and time with family. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting predicting as well as for /st/ and /er/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Happy Easter, Little Critter in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
predicting

Sequencing:

order of events to celebrate Easter

Social/Emotional:

Little Critter learns to appreciate the holiday and gets to spend it with those he loves.

Inferencing:

How do they feel about their treats?
How do they feel when mom says they can’t eat their candy until after breakfast?
How does he feel about going to church?
Why do you think he doesn’t like going to church?
How does he feel when someone else finds the same egg?
What does he think when he is told to help his sister?
How does he feel when he helps his sister?
How do they both feel at the end?

Predicting:

What goodies do you think he will find?
What do you think they will do to celebrate Easter?
What do you think he will do when his dad asks him to help his sister?

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