speech and language teaching concepts for The Day It Rained Hearts in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/k/ initial
/h/ initial
/ar/ medial
/or/ medial
/l/ medial
/g/ medial
/st/ medial


Valentine’s Day

Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

The Day It Rained Hearts

By Felicia Bond

A creative and sweet story, perfect for Valentine’s Day, that helps open the hearts of young readers. From the beloved illustrator of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. One day it rains hearts, and Cornelia Augusta catches them. She realizes that the hearts are perfect for making valentines. Each heart is special in its own way, and Cornelia Augusta knows exactly who to send them to: her animal friends. A fun way to spark creativity and thoughtfulness! The perfect book to pair with Valentine’s Day crafts.

This charming Valentine’s Day themed book can be used in speech therapy to target sequencing. It is also great for addressing kindness. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Day It Rained Hearts in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

verbs (mental state)
character analysis
illustration study


steps of making and sending a Valentine


caught, pasted, strung, glued, receive, mailed

Character Analysis:

Cornelia finds creative ways to use the hearts by making Valentines for her friends.


verbs (mental state)

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.