using Ten Little Ladybugs in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial and final
/d/ medial
/b/ medial

Themes:

spring
bugs

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Ten Little Ladybugs

By Melanie Gerth

One by one, ten tactile bugs disappear. Where did they all go? Young ones will love finding out as they feel their way through the sturdy, colorful pages of this innovative book. The cute critters provide a hands-on learning experience and the rhyming text reinforces the counting concept. Interactive, educational, adorable — this magical countdown book adds up to a whole lot of fun.

This fun spring and bug themed book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing, predicting, and present progressive verbs. It is also great for targeting /l/, /d/, and /b/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Ten Little Ladybugs in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

sequencing
illustration study
predicting
verbs (present progressive)
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text​​
counting

Sequencing:

order of ladybugs left on the leaves until they all are home

Grammar:

verbs (present progressive)

Text Features:

capitals
large text
interactive holes
repetitive text​​
ellipsis

Phonological Awareness:

rhyming
alliteration

Predicting:

How many ladybugs do you think there will be now?
What animal do you think will come next?
Where do you think they are taking them?

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