using One Bear Lost in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/air/

Themes:

winter
friendship
animals

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

One Bear Lost

By Karen Hayles

Ten adorable bears are playing in the forest, and one by one, they all go home until one bear is left all alone. One bear lost! As children turn the pages of this lively tale, they will love the rhyming text, the beautiful illustrations, and the simple counting exercise. An ideal picture book for early readers.

This fun winter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like friendship. It is also great for sequencing and for targeting text features as well as for verbs! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using One Bear Lost in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
social/emotional
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)
text features
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

sequence of actions each bear does to get back home

Vocabulary:

wander, scruffy, pad, disappear, slope, weary, lively, brave, steady, stranded, den

Social/Emotional:

facial expressions
worried bears find their friend

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (regular past tense)

Text Features:

capitals
large font
moving font
italics

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

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