using Love is My Favorite Thing in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/pl/
/v/ medial and final

Themes:

Valentine’s Day
family
love

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Love is My Favorite Thing

By Emma Chichester Clark

Plum has lots of favorite things—catching sticks, her bear, her bed—but really, LOVE is her absolute favorite thing. She loves her family and all the things they do together. Sometimes, however, Plum’s exuberance causes trouble, and she just can’t help being naughty. But fortunately, love is such a great thing that even when she makes mistakes, Plum’s family still adores her.

This lively Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like loving someone even when they make mistakes. It is also great for inferencing and predicting and targeting /l/ initial, /pl/, and /v/ medial and final sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Love is My Favorite Thing in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode 

Narrative Concepts:

character analysis
inferencing
social/emotional
predicting ​​​

Character Analysis:

Plummie has a hard time listening, controlling impulses and realizing how her actions might impact others. Plummie worries about if her family will love her even when she makes mistakes.

Social/Emotional:

loving someone even when they make mistakes

Inferencing:

How do all of these things make Plummie feel?
How do others feel about Plummie?
How do we show love?
Why is love Plummie’s favorite thing?
How does Emma feel when Plummie doesn’t listen?
How did they feel when the cushion exploded?
What does Emma think about Plummie?
What is Emma thinking when Plummie takes the bag?
What is Plummie thinking?

Predicting:

What are some other things you think Plummie loves?
What do you think Emma will do?
What do you think will happen when Emma and Plummie get home?
What do you think Plummie can do to make it all better?
Do you think Plummie will be able to behave?

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.