On a windy spring day, Bear sniffs the air. Could it be. . . Kite day Rushing home he tells Mole, and the two fast friends get to work building a kite of their own. They study, and collect, and measure, and construct—and soon, their kite is flying high above the meadow. But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite string breaks, and all their hard work soars away. Chasing after it, Mole and Bear discover all is not lost—wedged in the branches of a tree, their kite protects a nest of baby birds from the pouring rain. Strong verbs, repetitive phrases, and fun-to-read sounds keep young listeners and readers engaged with the story, while the gentle illustrations add detail and quiet humor.
This creative weather and spring book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting, sequencing, and a variety of verbs (linguistic and regular past tense). It is also great for noticing onomatopoeias and for targeting /b/, /k/, and /m/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Kite Day in speech therapy below: