speech and language teaching concepts for Mouse's First Day of School in speech therapy​ ​
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/m/ initial
/s/ final
/f/ initial 


back to school

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

Mouse’s First Day of School

By Lauren Thompson

Mouse decides to hide inside a bright red backpack…and ends up at school! As he explores this place full of colors, letters, and numbers, Mouse discovers a world beyond his imagination–and makes some friends along the way.

This explorative back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and inferencing. It is also great for targeting onomatopoeias and for targeting /m/, /s/, and /f/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Mouse’s First Day of School in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence​

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
figurative language​
text features​


bright, brand new, A, B, C, red, yellow, blue, scribble, crayon, circle, triangle, square, puzzles, floppy, boppy, friends

Figurative Language:

onomatopoeias (vroom, thump, boom, etc.)

Text Features:

moving text
exclamation marks


How does Mouse feel in this brand new space?
What does Mouse think about each thing he finds?
How does he feel about each new thing?
What do the kids think about Mouse when they find him?


Where do you think Mouse is?
What toy do you think Mouse will find next?
What do you think he will do next?
Who do you think might find Mouse?

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