speech and language teaching concepts for The Tiny Seed in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ initial


changing seasons

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Elementary, Late Elementary

The Tiny Seed

By Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

This engaging Spring book can be used in speech therapy to discuss the changing of seasons. It is also great for targeting predicting and sequencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Tiny Seed in speech therapy below:

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

figurative language
verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)


order of the seasons changing
order of where the tiny seed goes and how it grows


Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer, roots, stems, leaves, bud, shadow

Figurative Language:



verbs (present tense)
verbs (action)


Where are the seeds going?
What will happen to the tiny seed?
Will the tiny seed catch up to the bigger seeds?
What will happen to the tiny seed during each season?
Will the tiny seed grow a plant?
What will happen to the flower?
What will happen when the cycle of the seasons starts over again?​

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