speech and language teaching concepts for Mister Seahorse in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/f/ initial
/r/ medial
/g/ medial
/st/ medial
/er/ final
/d/ final
/sh/ final
/s/ initial and final

Themes:

ocean

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Mister Seahorse

By Eric Carle

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies.

This colorful repetitive ocean book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and sequencing. It is also great for targeting prepositional phrases and for targeting /l/, /f/, /r/, /g/, /st/, /er/, /d/, sh/ and /s/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Mister Seahorse in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
illustration study​
inferencing​
predicting​
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases
repetitive text​

Sequencing:

order of fish Mr. Seahorse runs into

Vocabulary:

drift, gentle, trumpet fish, reeds, delighted, tilapia, leaf fish, seaweed, stonefish

Grammar:

verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Text Features:

repetitive text
“peek-a-boo” pages

Inferencing:

How do you think Mister Seahorse and the other dads feel about taking care of their eggs?
How does Mr. Seahorse feel as the baby fish swim away?

Predicting:

What fish do you think he will pass by next?
What do you think they will be doing?
What do you think will happen to the eggs next?