using Little Blue Truck's Halloween in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial
/s/ initial
/h/ initial

Themes:

Halloween

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

By Alice Schertle

Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too?

This cute, interactive Halloween book has repetitive text so it can be used to engage young students in your speech therapy sessions. This book is great for working on descriptive language as you discover each costume. It is also great for asking the question, “who?” and sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Little Blue Truck's Halloween in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
illustration study
figurative language
predicting
adjectives
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text

Sequencing:

order of costumes
order of animal friends

Vocabulary:

mask, pose, jingles

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

adjectives
prepositions (under)
WH questions (who)

Text Features:

colored font
exclamation points
question marks
“lift the flap” feature
repetitive text- “Under the mask who do you see?”,  “It’s me!” “It’s me!”

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Predicting:

Who do you think is under the mask?
Who is under the sheet?

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