speech and language teaching concepts for Ten on the Sled in speech therapy​

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/r/ (vocalic)
/r/ medial
/k/ initial



Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Ten on the Sled

By Kim Norman

A favorite children's song (“Ten on the Bed”) gets a delightfully slippery, slide-y twist! In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribous sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribous left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so . . . all the animals leap onto the sled again!

This engaging winter book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and rhyming. It is also great for predicting what will happen next. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Ten on the Sled in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
text features
phonological awareness
repetitive text


order of animals sliding off the sled


slid, sled, whirled, etc.


verbs (regular past tense)

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:



Who will slide off the the sled next?

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.