speech and language teaching concepts for Snowy Valentine in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/j/ initial (“Jasper”)
/l/ initial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary

Snowy Valentine

By David Petersen

Step out into a snowy Valentine’s Day with Jasper the bunny as he searches the forest valley for a special gift for his loved one. In his picture-book debut, David Petersen, the Eisner Award–winning creator of Mouse Guard, tells a delightful tale that becomes the perfect way to say “I love you.”

This sweet Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to target problem solving and predicting. It is also great for targeting /j/ and /l/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Snowy Valentine in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem solving
character analysis
sequencing
inferencing
social/emotional
predicting
adjectives
verbs (irregular and regular past tense, mental state)

Sequencing:

order of who Jasper visited for gift ideas

Vocabulary:

wife, gift, kitting, suggestion, brainstorm, terrified

Character Analysis:

Jasper learns that the greatest gift he can give Lilly is his love.

Social/Emotional:

love

How do you show love for others?

Grammar:

adjectives
verbs (irregular past tense)
verbs (regular past tense)
verbs (mental state)

Inferencing:

How do you know Jasper loves his wife, Lilly?
How does he show his love for her?

Predicting:

What will Jasper give Lilly for Valentine’s Day?
Which friend will he visit next?

Problem Solving:

Jasper’s friend’s gift suggestions aren’t the best for his Lilly.

What will he do to find the best gift for her?
How will he escape from Teagan’s house?

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