speech and language teaching concepts for The Little Ice Cream Truck in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial
/skr/ medial
/tr/ initial
/k/ final
/m/ final



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

The Little Ice Cream Truck

By Margery Cuyler

Join the little ice cream truck and its cheerful driver, Sue, as they trot all over their diverse town to deliver everyone’s favorite flavor of ice cream on a hot sunny day. With little ice cream truck’s jingly tune and pitstops at a birthday party, a park, and the zoo, this is a joyful new installment in the Little Vehicle series, which focuses on the many daily tasks of working trucks.

This delightful Summer book can be used in speech therapy to focus on rhyming. It is also great for targeting the following sounds: /l/, /s/, /kr/, /tr/, /k/, /m/. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Little Ice Cream Truck in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

descriptive sequence

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)
phonological awareness
repetitive text


zoo, park, tune, shouting, leaping, caution, treats, celebration, guest


verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)

Text Features:

repetitive text

Phonological Awareness:



How does everyone in the book feel when the ice cream truck arrives?
What season is it in the book? How do you know?
When do people eat ice cream/what are the reasons for eating ice cream?
Who all likes the ice cream?

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