Our Favorite Bug-Themed Picture Books in Speech Therapy – Episode 53


Doing anything in a theme immediately makes it more fun! And using themed picture books to go over speech and language goals with your students is no exception. We’ve shared a lot of these types of episodes with you in the past because we love putting together lists of our favorite books to use with different themes. With the weather becoming nicer and kids spending more time outside and exploring nature, we knew this theme was perfect. So in today’s episode, we’re sharing our favorite bug-themed picture books to use in speech therapy.

While there are a lot of bug-themed picture books out there, we’re sharing our top eight. We chose these books for various reasons, but they all include different components of our key teaching points and concepts. Since we know that meeting students’ speech and language goals is so important, we keep those goals in mind when recommending books. A fun and new aspect to this bug theme is the real life aspects you can incorporate and discuss. These include the life cycle, the metamorphosis of a caterpillar, and the importance of Earth Day. All of our favorite bug-themed picture books we share will be engaging while also providing learning opportunities for your students! 

Topics Discussed:

  • A list of our eight favorite bug-themed picture books
  • Which key teaching points are covered in each book, along with the age recommendation
  • How you can easily incorporate science and real-life aspects with a lot of these picture books
  • The different types of conversations you can have with your students regarding the content or message after reading these books

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