speech and language teaching concepts for Happy Valentine's Day Mouse in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/m/ initial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
kindness
friendship

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse

By Laura Numeroff

“This title follows Mouse as he makes valentines for all of his friends,” said School Library Journal. “Each valentine is made to represent what he loves most about each of his friends, such as Pig ‘because she's a good dancer' and Bunny ‘because she's the best at hide-and-seek.'”

This sweet Valentine's book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and adjectives/describing. Friendship/Kindness can also be fun to target with this book and pair it with a craft (making a Valentine for a special friend). Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
sequencing
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional
adjectives

Sequencing:

order of mouse giving out his Valentine’s

Vocabulary:

making, dancer, artist, strong, etc

Character Analysis:

Mouse makes Valentine’s for his friends because he loves them. In the end, his friends return the favor and show their love for him with a Valentine treat.

Social/Emotional:

kindness
friendship

Grammar:

adjectives

Inferencing:

Mouse makes a card for each of his friends that represent them. Can you tell what his friends like to do and what they are good at by the type of card Mouse makes?​

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