using Snowmen at Christmas in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial
/s/ blends

Themes:

Christmas
snowman

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

Snowmen at Christmas

By Caralyn Buehner

It's Christmas Eve and people are snug in their beds, but something is stirring outside. The snowmen are preparing to celebrate! Under the glow of moonlight, all the snow families are slipping away to gather in the town square for a night of caroling, dancing, and an exciting visit from the snowman Santa Claus.

This fun Christmas book can be used in speech therapy to address personification. It is also great for targeting sequencing and /s/ initial and /s/ blends! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowmen at Christmas in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
sequencing
figurative language
adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)
phonological awareness

Sequencing:

order of how the snowmen celebrate Christmas

Vocabulary:

holly, trembling, wonder, avenues, delights, trimming, dainty

Social/Emotional:

spending time together
fun
wonder

Figurative Language:

personification (snowmen magically come to life)

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (action)
verbs (present progressive)

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

Inferencing:

Do you think the snowmen celebrated Christmas?
How do you think a snowman would celebrate Christmas?
What is his facial expression saying on the last page?
What do you think snowmen do while we sleep?

Predicting:

What did Kris Kringle bring with him?
Where are the snowmen going to go once they are sleepy?

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