speech and language teaching concepts for Snowmen All Year in speech therapy​ ​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/sn/ initial

Themes:

snowmen

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Snowmen All Year

By Caralyn Buehner

In this lighthearted, funny follow-up to the previous Snowmen bestsellers, our young narrator dreams of a non-melting snowman friend who joins him for all of the year's events. They ride a roller coaster together, dive into a swimming pool in the summer, watch the Fourth of July fireworks, and trick-or-treat on Halloween.

This happy rhyming snowmen book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like finding activities friends can enjoy together and sharing interests. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for describing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowmen All Year in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing​
illustration study​
figurative language​
social/emotional​
adjectives
verbs (action)
pronouns (subject)
contractions
compare/contrast
phonological awareness​

Sequencing:

order of activities that the snowman would do throughout the year

Vocabulary:

magic, disappear

Social/Emotional:

How do they feel together?
What would you do with your snowman?
What are some things you do with your friends as the seasons change?

Figurative Language:

personification of the snowman

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
pronouns (subject)
contractions
compare/contrast activities during various seasons

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

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