speech and language teaching concepts for Hop! Hop! in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/b/ initial
/st/ medial
/er/ final
/g/ final

Themes:

Easter
Spring

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Hop! Hop!

By Leslie Patricelli

The Easter Bunny is coming! It’s time to dye eggs. Did you know that red and blue make purple? That blue and yellow make green? That an art project may result in a multicolored Baby? There are bunny ears to wear (for the dog and cat, too) and an Easter basket to put out before bedtime. What will Baby find inside it the next morning?

This cute Easter book can be used in speech therapy to address describing and sequencing. It is also great for targeting inferencing and predicting. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Hop! Hop! in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
adjectives
illustration study
inferencing
social emotional
predicting
spatial concepts

Sequencing:

order of events that led to the Easter bunny coming
order of events that led to finding an Easter egg

Vocabulary:

dye, colors (red, orange, blue, etc), project, basket, awake, tired, morning, hunt, find

Social/Emotional:

finding joy and excitement through the fun at Easter brings
facial expressions

The main character shows sadness when he can’t find an egg.

Grammar:

adjectives

Inferencing:

How do you know by the picture that it is time for the Easter bunny to come?
How did he feel when he woke up to find what the Easter bunny had left him?
How did he feel when he couldn’t find any eggs?
When he found one, how did he feel? How do you know how he felt?

Predicting:

What color will yellow and red make?
Will the Easter Bunny come visit him?
What will the Easter Bunny leave him?
Will he find an Easter egg?

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