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

/p/ initial and medial
/m/ initial
/s/ initial and final
/k/ initial
/sn/ initial



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

Mouse’s First Snow

By Lauren Thompson

One cold day Mouse and Poppa venture into the clear white world. From sledding down hills, to skating across the ice, to meeting fluffy snow angels, Mouse finds that wintertime is full of surprises. And before it’s time to go home, Mouse just might have time to “make” a special new friend!

This simple rhyming snowmen book can be used in speech therapy to address a variety of verbs. It is also great for noticing onomatopoeias and repetitive text! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Mouse’s First Snow in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

figurative language​
verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
text features​
phonological awareness​
repetitive text​


making supportive comments

Figurative Language:



verbs (present tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)

Text Features:

moving text
change in text size
change in text color
repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:



What do you think their surprise will be?

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