speech and language teaching concepts for My Friend, Earth in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/er/ initial
/th/ final
/sh/ initial


Earth Day
changing seasons

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

My Friend, Earth

By Patricia MacLachlan

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles whisper-white snow and protects the tiny seeds waiting for spring.

This beautifully illustrated Spring and Earth Day themed book can be used in speech therapy to teach about our Earth and changing of seasons through personification. It is also great for targeting describing and the following sounds: /er/, /th/, and /sh/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using My Friend, Earth in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
figurative language
verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)


garden, prairie, seed, swish, tundra, creature, flooding, autumn, spring

Figurative Language:



verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)

If you are interested in seeing other spring and Earth Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Seasonal Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.