speech and language teaching concepts for Love in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:



Valentine’s Day

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood


By Eric Carle

Celebrate love with the #1 New York Times Best-Selling title! Ring in Valentine’s Day—and love—with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!  You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter. Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place.

This sweet and bright Valentine’s book can be used in speech therapy for addressing kindness and idioms. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Love, by Eric Carle, in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
text features


sweet, brighter, sparkle, flutter


love for others

Figurative Language:

idioms – ” apple of my eye “

Text Features:

large colored text for emphasis

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