using Llama Llama I Love You in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial


Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Llama Llama I Love You

By Anna Dewdney

In Llama Llama I Love You, little llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs. What could be sweeter than Llama Llama on Valentine's Day?

This sweet Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like gift giving and acts of love. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting /l/ initial! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Llama Llama I Love You in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
phonological awareness


order of events of making and giving Valentines


gift giving
acts of love

Phonological Awareness:



How will the animals feel when they get their cards?
What do they think when they get their Valentines?


What do you think they are going to make?
What will they do after they make their cards?
Who do you think Hippo is to them?

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