Leaves book in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:



changing seasons

Book Details:

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


By David Ezra Stein

This simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it's spring and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.

This sweet book can be used to address seasons changing. It is also great for /l/ sounds and irregular past tense verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Leaves in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence


snug, piled, bare, buds, unfold, etc.

Figurative Language:



verbs (irregular past tense)


why did the bear get sleepy?