using Little Blue Truck's Springtime in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/y/ initial (“yoohoo!”)

Themes:

spring
farm
friends

Book Details:

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

Little Blue Truck’s Springtime

By Alice Schertle

Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck is out for a ride with his good friend Toad. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming—it's a beautiful spring day! Who will they see along the way? Open the flaps to meet all of the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!

This friendly spring book can be used in speech therapy to address vocabulary, predicting, rhyming, illustration study and a variety of action verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Little Blue Truck's Springtime in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
illustration study
predicting
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)​
phonological awareness​​​

Sequencing:

order of animals Little Blue Truck visits

Vocabulary:

frog, toad, spring, sheep, frog, goat, cow, pig, pen, clover, bunny, nestled, chicken, clouds, dome

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)​

Text Features:

lift-the-flap

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

Predicting:

Who do you think they will see along the way?
Who do you think he will see next?
Do you think is out swimming in a line?
Who do you think is in the pen?
What do you think Bunny is doing?
Who do you think is inside the smooth round dome?
What do you think all the animals will do together?

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