When a class leaves for recess, their just-baked Gingerbread Man is left behind. But he’s a smart cookie and heads out to find them. He’ll run, slide, skip, and (after a mishap with a soccer ball) limp as fast as he can because: “I can catch them! I’m their Gingerbread Man!” With help from the gym teacher, the nurse, the art teacher and even the principal, a deliciously sweet ending is served up for both the Gingerbread Man and the children who made him.
This fun back to school book can be used in speech therapy to address problem solving and social/emotional issues like feeling included. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for describing as well as for sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Gingerbread Man Loose In The School in speech therapy below: