speech and language teaching concepts for Llama Llama Sand & Sun in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/m/ medial
/ch/ final

Themes:

ocean
summer
beach

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Llama Llama Sand & Sun

By Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama loves splashing in the waves, building sandcastles on the beach, and soaking up the sun! This casebound book includes 5 interactive touch-and-feel elements and a story that kids will want to read over and over again!

This fun, interactive summer and ocean book can be used in speech therapy to focus on rhyming as well as predicting and inferencing. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /l/, /m/, and /ch/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Llama Llama Sand & Sun in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
illustration study
verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)
phonological awareness
predicting
text features

Vocabulary:

sunblock, towel, shovel, castle, splash, surprises, surf, seashells

Figurative Language:

simile (“Swims just like a fish”)

Grammar:

verbs (action)
verbs (present tense)

Text Features:

ellipses
capitals
exclamations
touch and feel features

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

Do you think Llama Llama enjoys the beach?
Why does Llama Llama have on sunglasses?
How do you know that Llama Llama is having fun?
What do you like to do at the beach?

Predicting:

What will Llama Llama do at the beach?
What will they do with the towel and sunblock?
What will he do with the buckets and the shovel?
What will he do in the water?
What do you think Llama Llama see?
What do you think Llama Llama will do next at the beach?