using Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/b/ initial

Themes:

spring
life cycle of a butterfly
nature
science
bugs

Book Details:

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

Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar

By James Dean

Pete thinks he found a new best friend. But when his caterpillar goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to his new friend. Pete is in for one wild surprise at the end!

This sequential spring book can be used in speech therapy to address learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. It is also great for targeting adjectives, verbs, and predicting as well as for /k/ and /b/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Pete the Cat and the Caterpillar in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary​
theme/message
sequencing
predicting
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)

Sequencing:

order of events that leads to the caterpillar becoming a butterfly and Pete finding a new caterpillar

Vocabulary:

safari, anthill, groovy, spots, ladybug, spider, caterpillar, flowerpot, twig, pupa, surprise, butterfly, flutters

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (third person singular)

Predicting:

How many bugs do you think they will find?
What kind of bugs do you think they will find?
What do you think they will find next?
What do you think he will do with the caterpillar at home?
How do you think Pete can make the jar more like a home?
Where do you think the caterpillar is?
What do you think the caterpillar is changing into?
Who else do you think will come to visit Pete?
What do you think they will do with the caterpillar at the park?
What do you think Pete will do with a new caterpillar?

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