speech and language teaching concepts for Hedgehugs in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/h/ initial
/g/ final

Themes:

perseverance
friendship
Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

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

Hedgehugs

By Steve Wilson

Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs, and the very best of friends. Together, they make daisy chains, splash in puddles, and have tea parties. But there is one thing they can't do―hug! They are just too spiky. Throughout the seasons, these two hedgehogs will try many different ways of hugging. But will Horace and Hattie find a hug that feels just right?

This cute Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like friendship. It is also great for predicting and addressing verbs (actions)! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hedgehugs in speech therapy. 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem solving
sequencing
inferencing
social/emotional
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Sequencing:

order of things they like to do together
order of things they tried in order to hug

Vocabulary:

clover, quills, hollow, investigate, meadow

Character Analysis:

Horace and Hattie enjoy spending time together and work hard together to figure out a way to hug.

Social/Emotional:

How do they show perseverance?
How do they feel once they are finally able to hug?

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
adjectives
prepositional phrases

Inferencing:

What tells you they are best friends?

Predicting:

Do you think _____ will help them hug?

Problem Solving:

​Horace and Hattie work to figure out a way to hug.

If you are interested in using Hedgehugs in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.