speech and language teaching concepts for the napping house in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/n/ initial
/p/ medial
/ing/ final
/s/ final



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

The Napping House

By Audrey Woods

A cozy bed, a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing–WAIT! There’s a surprise in store, and little ones will want to discover it over and over again. So pull on your sleeping cap and snuggle in for a timeless cumulative tale that’s truly like no other.

This sweet cumulative book can be used in speech therapy to address predicting and sequencing. The repetitive text is engaging for kids. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for targeting /sl/, /n/ initial, /p/ medial, /ng/ final, and /s/ final sounds. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Napping House in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence
cumulative tale

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study
repetitive text
WH questions (where and who)


order of characters who move to the bed
order of characters who wake up


synonyms for “sleeping”


WH-questions (who and where)

Who is going to wake up next?
Where is the child?

Text Features:

repetitive text


Who is going to move to the bed next?
What is the flea going to do?
Who is going to wake up next?

If you are interested in using The Napping House in speech therapy, then check out the book companion with the full lesson plans and activities.