using Snowballs in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/

Themes:

winter
snowman

Book Details:

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

Snowballs

By Lois Ehlert

When it’s snowing, there’s only one thing to do: Pull on some mittens and head outside. Lois Ehlert’s seasonal classic–available for the first time as a board book–will inspire even the youngest snowman-builders. And it’s just in time for winter!

This classic winter book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting. It is also great for sequencing as well as for targeting /sn/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowballs in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
inferencing
predicting

Sequencing:

order of snow family members made

Vocabulary:

bury, sack, shrinking, mush, blob, slush, gas, liquid, solid

Inferencing:

What makes you think birds know when it’s going to snow?
What smart guesses can we make about each family members interests based on the items used to make them?
How do you think they felt when the snow started shrinking?

Predicting:

What do you think they will do with all the “good stuff in a sack”?
Who do you think they will make next?
What do you think they will use?
What do you think they might do next year?

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.