using Love From The Crayons in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/v/ final

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
emotions
love

Book Details:

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

Love From the Crayons

By Drew Daywalt

This special gift book, featuring all the The Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit, explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. This is a must-have for fans of The Crayons, and the perfect gift for that special someone.

This thoughtful Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like describing a variety of emotions. It is also great for figurative language and for adjectives as well as for targeting /l/ initial and /v/ final sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Love From the Crayons in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence 

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
inferencing
figurative language
social/emotional
adjectives
text features

Social/Emotional:

What do you think of when you visualize each color?
How can love be each of these emotions?
Can you name a time when you felt each emotion?
What does it mean when love is stormy, can hide, and isn’t always bright and colorful?

Figurative Language:

personification of love
simile (sweet like chocolate)

Grammar:

adjectives

Text Features:

repetitive text
symbols

Inferencing:

How does each color crayon feel? How do you know?

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.