using Plant The Tiny Seed in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial “sun” and “seed”
/r/ initial “rain”
/er/ final “flower”
/gr/ “grew”
/fl/ “flower”


life cycle of a seed

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

Plant The Tiny Seed

By Christie Matheson

Beautiful collage-and-watercolor art follows the seed through its entire life cycle, as it grows into a zinnia in a garden full of buzzing bees, curious hummingbirds, and colorful butterflies. Children engage with the book as they wiggle their fingers to water the seeds, clap to make the sun shine after rain, and shoo away a hungry snail. And for curious young nature lovers, a page of facts about seeds, flowers, and the insects and animals featured in the book is included at the end.

This interactive spring book can be used in speech therapy to address action verbs and sequencing. It is also great for targeting the /s/ sound! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Plant The Tiny Seed in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
verbs (action)
phonological awareness
encourages interaction with the story
following directions


life cycle of seeds


magic, blossoms, press, jiggle, across, clip, seed, gently


verbs (action)

Text Features:

page of facts
exclamation points

Phonological Awareness:



-What do you think will grow?
-What do you think we will do next?
-What do you think will happen after we touch the blossoms?

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