Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. “All leaves fall in the fall,” say the other leaves. But Leif is determined to find a different way down, and with his friend Laurel, he uses the resources around him to create a net, a kite, a parachute in hopes of softening his landing. The clock is ticking, the wind is blowing. What will happen when a gust of wind pulls Leif from his branch. In a culture that prizes achievement, kids are often afraid to fail–failing to realize that some of the very ideas that don’t work are steps along the path to ones that will.
This persistent and creative fall and leaves book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like not giving up when a plan doesn’t work. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting character analysis and sequencing as well as for predicting! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Leif and the Fall in speech therapy below: