using Ollie's Valentine in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/v/ initial
/f/ initial
/h/ initial
/w/ initial
/l/ medial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Ollie’s Valentine

By Olivier Dunrea

Looking for a valentine. Gossie, Gertie, Peedie, and BooBoo all have valentines, but Ollie wonders who will be his. His search leads him to a special valentine of his very own—a surprise for Ollie and readers!

This amusing Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like being happy for others when they get gifts. It is also great for predicting and for targeting sequencing as well as for targeting /f/, /h/, /l/, /v/ and /w/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Ollie's Valentine in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
social/emotional
predicting

Sequencing:

order of animals Ollie asks about their Valentines

Social/Emotional:

gift giving
being happy for others when they get gifts
friendship

Predicting:

Who do you think will give Ollie a Valentine?
Who do you think Ollie will go see next?
What will Ollie ask each animal?
Who do you think will be Ollie’s Valentine?

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.