speech and language teaching concepts for Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine in speech therapy

Frequent Speech Sounds:

/p/ initial

Themes:

Valentine’s Day

Book Details:

Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood

Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine

By Jonathan Stutzman

Valentine's Day is coming, which means showing the ones you love how much they mean to you, so Tiny has decided to make the perfect Valentine for his best friend Pointy. But as Tiny discovers, making a Valentine isn't easy. It might take a few tries—until Tiny realizes the best Valentine might have been there all along.

This cute Valentine's Day book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional topics like love and friendship. It is also great for targeting /p/ with early childhood readers. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Tiny T. Rex and the Perfect Valentine in speech therapy below: 

 

Key Teaching concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

vocabulary
theme/message
character analysis
illustration study
inferencing
social/emotional

Vocabulary:

favorite, fancy, perfect, snipped, try

Character Analysis:

Tiny T. Rex learns that he is the perfect Valentine for Pointy. He learns that friendship and love are some of the greatest gifts of all.

Social/Emotional:

friendship
love matters most
determination
perseverance

Why is Tiny T. Rex trying to make the perfect valentine?
What is the best gift?

Inferencing:

How do you know the two dino friends love each other?
How do you think Tiny T. Rex feels each time a mistake happens?
Why didn’t Tiny T. Rex give Pointy a valentine?

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