using The Littlest Leprechaun in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/l/ initial and medial

Themes:

spring
St. Patrick’s Day
helping others
perseverance
self-confidence
fitting in

Book Details:

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

The Littlest Leprechaun

By Brandi Dougherty

Is the littlest leprechaun just too little to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Liam is the littlest leprechaun in his lovable family. He may be little, but Liam knows this is the year he'll be able to finally help out on St. Patrick's Day! But a leprechaun's duties are a little difficult to manage when you're so little. Will Liam be able to find a way to celebrate the holiday, or is the littlest leprechaun still too little?

This sweet spring and St. Patrick's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional issues like wanting to help others and finding where you fit in. It is also great for problem solving, predicting and for targeting /l/ sounds! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Littlest Leprechaun in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
problem solving
sequencing
social/emotional​​

Sequencing:

order of jobs Liam tries

Vocabulary:

leprechaun, enchanted, village, cobbler, measure, leather, foundry, iron, furnace, woodpile, commotion, oak, root, hero

Social/Emotional:

Liam is bored and wants to have a big important job. Liam tries to help his family but he’s too little and isn’t any good at any of the tasks. This makes him sad- until he finds the perfect job for him.

Problem Solving:

Liam has to find a job that’s perfect for him. When he sees a unicorn in need of help, he comes up with the perfect plan!

If you are interested in seeing other spring and St. Patrick’s Day books to use in therapy, then check out the Narrative Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.