This or That: Using The Mitten and A Thing Called Snow in Speech Therapy – Episode 33


As you know, there are a lot of winter themed picture books to choose from, so it can be overwhelming to pick the ones that will benefit your students and target their speech and language goals. So instead of spending your time discerning which books are right for your speech therapy, we decided to do that for you. In another round of our this or that episode, we’re showing you our process for selecting books to use during your speech therapy sessions. The two books we are covering today are The Mitten and A Thing Called Snow

At first glance, we encourage you to pick books that are complete episodes, engaging, and target key concepts. The Mitten and A Thing Called Snow are two very different books. One is more popular and used in elementary classrooms during this holiday season, while the other is new, but one you should definitely add to your personal library. To give you a better idea of each book, we share a summary, key concepts to focus on, and benefits for each book. However, we do believe one is better suited during your speech language sessions, so be sure to listen to find out which book to use!

Topics Discussed:

  • Items we encourage you to look for when selecting books to use during your speech language sessions
  • A summary of each book, along with the key concepts and speech sounds to focus on
  • Why we think one book should have a higher target audience than what it’s primarily used for
  • Reasons why we believe one book should be used over the other during your speech language sessions

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