using Penguin's Bill Hill in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial
/s/ blends

Themes:

winter
bravery

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Penguin’s Big Hill

By Dana Regan

Penguin and his friends go play on the big hill. Will he be brave and slide with his friends?

This fun winter book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like trying something new and bravery. It is also great for rhyming and for targeting initial /p/ and /s/ blends! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Penguin's Big Hill in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

theme/message
inferencing
social/emotional
adjectives
prepositional phrases
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

sequence of penguins sliding down the big hill

Social/Emotional:

trying something new even if you are scared

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (irregular past tense)
prepositional phrases

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming

Inferencing:

What is Penguin thinking while looking at the hill?
How does Penguin feel when his friends said, “Give it a try!”?
What is Penguin thinking when he looks down at his house below?
Why did the friends stand still?
How did each penguin feel as they were sliding down the hill?

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.